A loan of $400 helped to stock incense and perfumes.


Soda's story

Ms. Soda F., aged 41, has been a member of her local Kiva partner UIMCEC branch since 2003. She lives and works in the Cité Lamy neighborhood of Thies, a city about 50 miles from the sprawling capital, Dakar. Ms. F. is now on her sixth loan from UIMCEC and she will use it to finance her activity: selling perfumes and a local incense, Thiouraye. She has been a commercante (trader) for twenty years, and she says the revenue helps make ends meet in her household where she and her husband take care of their two children and two young nephews.



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