A loan of $625 helped to make smocks for her students and to buy tarps for the entry to her salon.

Niagna Ndiaye's story

Ms. Niagna is 30 years old. She lives in Senegal and has been working in the domain of hairdressing for over five years. She manages a salon in the district where she lives. This is where she receives her customers to do their braids or style their hair, or even their clothing, for baptismal or marital ceremonies. At the same time, she sells cosmetics and women's accessories. She chose this work out of passion and had training in hairdressing before opening her salon. What interests her the most in her business are the pretty braids she creates.

Since February 2009, Ms. Niagna has been an associate of the U-IMCEC branch office in the town where she lives. And she has already repaid three previous loans.

Ms. Niagna is requesting a loan of 300,000 francs for making smocks for her students training to be hairstylist. The loan is also for buying tarps for her salon's doorway. This financing is going to enable her to improve her salon's and to attract more customers. Consequently, her daily revenues will increase and her social situation will improve.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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