A loan of $850 helped purchase cloth to re-sell.


Oumou Khairé's story

Mrs Oumou Khairé is a 32 year old married woman living in Senegal, and a mother of three children aged 5 to 12. She has been involved in the sale of cloth, mobile phones, ready to wear clothing, etc for the past two years. She made this choice in order to work on her own conditions and to satisfy her personal needs. She has been a member of the UIMCEC bank since September 2011 and is asking for a loan of 400,000 francs [approximately 820 USD] to purchase dyed cloth to be re-sold. Her goal with this financing is to receive more revenues, gain market share and increase her retail activity.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chloé Tuot



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