A loan of $225 helped to buy cloth, cosmetics, sheets, and tea.

Fatou Tacko's story

Ms. Fatou Tacko M., age 35, is a Senegalese woman who is requesting a loan to finance her business. For ten years, she has been selling fabrics, cosmetics, bed sheets, and tea. With this loan, she's going to replenish her inventory in order to serve her customers better. She has never had a loan from IMCEC before. She lives in Thiès, a city located 70 km from Dakar, the capital of Senegal. She is married, and with the revenues from her enterprise, she helps her husband with family expenses.

Ms. M. is requesting a special IMCEC product. The product is called PDEF (the Kiva program for child and family development). It's for helping parents of poor children who are part of the project, the Christian Children's Fund, a partner of IMCEC. Clients benefit from a reduced interest rate.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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