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Astou, a lady of fifty, has been active as a merchant for more than ten years. She is married and mother. She is a regular at the office as she is on her sixth loan with IMCEC. She sells everything that is likely to generate income. She wants to purchase shoes and fabrics and various other products to sell during the period of preparation for the festival.

Astou handles the payment of water bills and the rest is managed by her husband. Thanks to her loan, she was able to increase her capital and hopes to be able to purchase a different house.
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Madame Astou une dame de la cinquantaine, s’active dans le commerce depuis plus de 10 ans. Elle est mariée et mère de famille. Elle est une habituée du guichet car elle est à son 6ème crédit à l’IMCEC. Elle vend tout ce qui est susceptible de générer un bénéfice. Elle veut acheter des chaussures et des tissus et divers autres produits pour vendre lors de la période de la préparation de la fête.
Astou s’occupe du payement des factures d’eau et le reste est géré par son époux. Grace au crédit, elle a pu augmenter son capital et espère pouvoir acheter une autre maison.

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This loan is administered by UIMCEC, a Kiva Field Partner in Senegal since 2008. UIMCEC is a government-regulated microfinance institution whose mission is to improve the revenue and well-being of families through access to financial services, allowing principally women and young adult micro-entrepreneurs living in rural and semi-rural areas to develop their revenue-generating businesses and supporting them in becoming financially self-sufficient.


About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,085,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 483.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD