A loan of $425 helped rebuilding of workshop.

Fatou's story

Mrs. Fatou B. is a 48-year old woman who lives in Nimzath Guediawaye, and she has been a member of the U-IMCEC (a Senegalese association of mutual savings and loans institutions) savings bank in Baye Laye since 2002. She has already repaid six previous loans. She is married and mother to seven children, whose ages vary from four to 30 years old. Mrs. B. began a sewing activity in 1978. She has provided a service and worked at home since then. She chose this activity personally because she liked it. Her largest revenues are recorded during holiday periods (Tabaski or the sheep festival; Korite, which celebrates the end of Ramadan; and the end of the year). She is requesting a loan of 200,000 francs with the aim of rebuilding her workshop and putting up a closure for the facade of the sewing workshop. The loan will allow her to acquire machines to improve the profitability of her activity and also to improve the visibility of her salon so that she can become better known .

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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