Mrs. Fatou N. is a widowed businesswoman who lives in the SOM neighborhood in Thiès. Since 1998, she has been selling sandwiches in the evening and breakfasts in the morning, outside her house. She is requesting this loan to bolster her little business, that is, to buy flour, eggs, oil, sugar, etc., and also to buy a sewing machine to sew "pagnes" (brightly printed African cloth used as sarongs). The income will allow her to feed herself and pay household expenses.
Madame Fatou N. est une commerçante veuve qui habite au quartier SOM à Thiès. Depuis 1998 elle vend des schandwich le soir et le matin et des petits déjeuners devant chez elle. Elle sollicite ce prêt pour renforcer son activité qui consiste à acheter de la farine, des œufs, de l’huile, du sucre etc., et également d’une machine à coudre pour confectionner des pagnes. Les revenues lui permettent de se nourrir et de payer les depenses de la maison.
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.