A loan of $225 helped strengthening of working capital.

Mbene's story

Mrs. Mbene S. lives in Yoff Mbenguene. She has been a member of the U-IMCEC (a Sénégalese association of mutual savings and loans institutions) savings bank since September 2009. She is 43 years old, married and mother to six children, whose ages vary between four and 30 years old. She has been selling fish for more than 20 years, because she does not want to remain idle. Mrs. S. is requesting this loan in order to increase her working capital so that she can satisfy the orders of customers who are demanding more and more from her. Her objective is to maximise profits in order to be able to help her family, above all with food but also with social and school expenses.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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