A loan of $325 helped to buy palm oil, fish, and local grains.


Ndèye Ngoné's story

Ms. Ndèye Ngoné D. is a Senegalese woman, 61 years old, who sells palm oil, dried fish, smoked fish, and local grains. She has been in this business for 20 years, so she is very experienced. But she had never before requesting a loan for boosting her work. With the current loan, she’s going replenish her inventory in order to serve her customers better and to earn a good profit, so as to help her husband with day-to-day expenses.

Ms. D. is requesting a special IMCEC product, which is called PDEF (the Kiva program for child and family development). It’s for helping the parents of poor children who are in the plan for the Christian Children’s Fund, a partner of IMCEC. Clients benefit from reduced interest rates.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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