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Awa lives in the south of Senegal. She is married and has 3 children, who all go to the French School. For 10 years, Awa has been working as a seamstress. She buys fabric wholesale at the town's grand market,then takes the fabric back to her workshop where she makes women's clothing. She sells the clothes for 11,000 francs per outfit.

Awa supports her family with the profit and wants to increase the number of employees in her workshop because at the moment there is only one.
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Awa habite dans la région sud du sénégal,mariée avec 3 enfants qui sont tous à l'école franchaise.Pendant 10,elle fait le commerce et la couture.Awa achete des tissus en gros dans le grand marché de la ville,arriver dans son atelier,elle coud des robes de femme qu'elle vende à raison de 11000f le complet.
Awa soutien souvent sa famille avec ses bénéfices et veut augment le nombre d'employes dans son atelier car elle travail avec un employé.

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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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  • 477.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD