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Madame Tabara is a small-scale retailer of 32 who lives in Sénégal. She sells palm oil and dried fish. This is a business that does very well throughout the year. This is a lady who chose her business out of necessity. She has been a member of one of the U-IMCEC branches for two years.

She is borrowing 200,000 francs with the intention of financing her trip upcountry to a weekly market where retailers stock up on local products. This loan will allow her to expand her stock, increase her profit, and support herself from day to day and help her parents to cover their family expenses.
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Madame Tabara est une commerçante de 32 ans qui habite au Sénégal. Elle exerce la vente d’huile de palme et de poissons séchés. C’est une activité très favorable à toutes les périodes de l’année. C’est une dame qui a choisi son activité par nécessité. Elle est membre d’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC depuis 2 ans. Elle emprunte un montant de 200 000 frs prévu pour le financement de son voyage vers la sous région, un marché hebdomadaire où les commerçants s’approvisionnent en produits locaux. Ce financement lui permettra de renforcer son stock, d’augmenter ses bénéfices et de subvenir a ses besoins quotidiens et a soutenir ses parents dans leurs charges familiales.

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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
  • 21
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,733,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 457.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD