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Codou is a single woman who is 29 years old and lives in Senegal. She has been selling cosmetics for two years and she chose this activity by chance. She is particularly interested in getting to know the various products that she sells. She has been a member of one of the branches of the U-IMCEC since November 2011 and has already repaid one previous loan. She is now requesting a loan of 500,000 francs so that she can buy cosmetics and build up the stock in her shop. Her aim is to increase her profits and develop her business.
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Mademoiselle Codou est une célibataire de 29 ans qui vit au Sénégal. Elle pratique la vente de produits cosmétiques depuis 2 ans. C’est par hasard qu’elle a opté pour cette activité. Ce qui l’intéresse dans cette activité c’est la connaissance des différents produits qu’elle commercialise. Elle est membre d’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC depuis novembre 2011. Elle a déjà remboursé un crédit antérieur. Elle sollicite un prêt de 500 000 prévu pour l’achat de produits cosmétiques destinés a renforcer le stock de produits dans sa boutique. Son objectif est de relever le niveau de ses bénéfices et mieux développer son activité de commerce.

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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
  • 4
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,175,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD