A loan of $800 helped to increase her stock of merchandise.


Fanseyni's story

Fanseyni lives in the southern region of Senegal. She is 49 years old and has been divorced since 1995. She has 4 children who live with her and all attend school. With this loan she will buy merchandise to increase the stock in her shop. Her day runs from 7am until 11pm. Fanseyni started her business in 1995 at the time of her divorce. She started her business with a small stock - on a table in order to be close to home. With her business, she is able to feed the family and pay the childrens' school fees. Fanseyni's goal: To be a successful shopkeeper and to have a big shop and her own house in the future.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton



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