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Mrs. Fatou Diène, 61, has lived in the village of Yoff for a good number of years. She is married and the mother of four children. She has been working for more than 40 years selling second-hand clothing. Before that she worked as a maid, but she especially chose the work in sales because she likes to see how she can satisfy her clientele and know that she is earning money from her work.

Mrs. Diène has been a member of the Yoff branch since November 2003. She has already reimbursed seven prior loans. She is requesting a loan of 350,000 francs intended to buy used clothing. She hopes to grow her working capital and expand her business. The profit she makes will allow her to improve living conditions for her family.
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Madame Fatou Diène est âgée de 61 ans. Elle habite dans le village de Yoff depuis plusieurs années. Elle est mariée et mère de 4 enfants. Elle s’active depuis plus de 40 ans dans le commerce d’habits de friperie. Auparavant elle travaillait comme femme de ménage. Mais par la suite elle a choisi l’activité de commerce par passion. Elle est très intéressée par la satisfaction qu’elle procure à sa clientèle et la réalisation de bénéfices a travers son activité. Madame Diène est membre du guichet de Yoff depuis novembre 2003. Elle a déjà remboursé 7 prêts antérieurs. Elle sollicite un crédit de 350 000 frs prévu pour l’achat de friperie. Elle souhaite renforcer son fond de roulement et élargir son activité. L’accroissement de ses bénéfices lui permettra d’améliorer les conditions de vie sociale de sa famille.

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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
  • 1
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  • $15,175,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 455.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD