A loan of $450 helped buying incense.

Oumou's story

Ms. Oumou S., aged 57, has been a commercante (trader or vendor) for thirty years. Since joining U-IMCEC in 2008, she has financed her small business with three loans.

In her thirty years of business she has sold a diverse array of products, traveling to neighboring Gambia and Mali to procure fabrics and other wares. With her fourth loan, she will purchase a special incense produced in the holy city of Mecca. As 95% of Senegalese are Muslims, the incense is in high demand. She will cut the large blocks of incense into smaller pieces to sell for religious ceremonies.

Ms. S. is married and has four adult children. She takes care of a grandchild while her mother works abroad.

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