A loan of $250 helped to increase her working capital.


Coumba's story

Ms. Coumba N. has been selling ice, ice cream, and detergents for three years in Camberene, a suburb located a few kilometers north of Dakar. This loan represents her first U-IMCEC loan. She envisions an increase of 20,000 francs a month in her profits. She is married and lives with her husband and her three children.

Ms. N. is a beneficiary of the agreement between U-IMCEC and the PDEF (program for child and family development) Seydina Issa Laye. The PDEF seeks to reduce poverty within the community and especially to protect children born of destitute families. Thanks to this cooperation, the parents of these children can take advantage of loans having more flexible terms compared to ordinary loans. Since the agreement's start in December 2008, there have been 120 parents who received financing in amounts ranging from 50,000 to 150,000 francs.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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