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Marie Madeleine
Marie Madeleine, married and mother to 3 children, has been trading in shoes and bags for three years. She also works as a housekeeper in a parish of the town.

The loan will allow her to buy shoes and bags from Gambia to come resell them in the neighborhood. She has a loyal clientèle who orders before she travels which saves her time.

Marie Madeleine has no dependents, she is lucky to have a spouse who completely takes care of the household's daily expenses. Her profit will allow her to diversify her products.
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Madame Marie Madeleine, mariée et mère de 3 enfants fait du commerce de chaussures et de sacs depuis trois ans. Elle travaille aussi comme ménagère dans une Paroisse de la ville.
Le prêt va lui permettre d’acheter des chaussures et des sacs de la Gambie pour venir le revendre dans le quartier. Elle possède une clientèle fidèle qui fait sa commande avant qu’elle ne fasse le déplacement ce qui lui fait gagner du temps.
Marie Madeleine n’a pas de charges, elle a la chance d’avoir un époux qui s’occupe entièrement des dépenses quotidiennes du foyer. Son bénéfice lui permet de diversifier ses produits.

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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.

About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 5
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  • $15,175,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD