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Ms. Coumba G. is a young lady, 33 years old, who lives in the town Baye Laye.  She has been a member of the credit association since December 2009.  She is unmarried and has no children.  She has chosen commerce in dried fish and seafood as an option to be able to manager her own life.  She has two years of experience in this business. 

In the past, Coumba was a salesperson in a pharmacy.  Due to the paltry nature of her salary she was receiving at the pharmacy, she was supported by her mother, who is active in the this sector of business.  She says it's a profitable one, since she is able to be independent in it.  Coumba is requesting a loan of 500,000 francs for buying products, which she markets.  This loan will allow her to earn her autonomy by meeting her personal needs and by boosting her savings for future projects in the commercial sector. 
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Madame Coumba G. est une demoiselle de 33ans qui habite dans la localité de baye Laye. Elle est sociétaire de la caisse depuis décembre 2009. Elle est célibataire sans enfant et a choisi l’option du commerce de poissons séchés et de fruits de mer pour pouvoir gérer sa propre survie. Elle a une expérience de 2 ans dans cette activité. Auparavant elle était vendeuse dans une pharmacie. A cause du caractère dérisoire du salaire qu’elle percevait dans la pharmacie elle a été appuyée par sa mère qui s’active dans ce secteur. Selon elle c’est un domaine rentable car elle y trouve son compte. Elle sollicite un crédit de 500 000 frs destine a l’achat de produits qu’elle commercialise. Ce crédit lui permettra de gagner son autonomie par la satisfaction de ses besoins personnels et de consolider son épargne pour des projets futurs dans le secteur du commerce.

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This loan is administered by UIMCEC, a Kiva Field Partner in Senegal since 2008. UIMCEC is a government-regulated microfinance institution whose mission is to improve the revenue and well-being of families through access to financial services, allowing principally women and young adult micro-entrepreneurs living in rural and semi-rural areas to develop their revenue-generating businesses and supporting them in becoming financially self-sufficient.

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  • $2,300
    Average annual income
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  • 489.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD