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Mariétou is 46 years old and lives in Senegal. She is married and has been involved in retail business for the past twenty years. She sells clothes, as well as dyed and "bazin" (damasked) fabrics. She visits the trade shows that are organized in the various countries bordering Senegal.

Mariétou has been a member of one of the branches of UIMCEC since February 2012 and she is requesting a loan of 500,000 francs for the purchase of merchandise for resale. She wishes to further develop her business and to increase her profits in order to improve her social and economic living conditions.
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Madame Mariétou est âgée de 46 ans. Elle vit au Sénégal. Elle est mariée et évolue dans le commerce depuis 20 ans. Elle exerce la vente d’habits, de tissus bazins ou teintés. Elle fait le tour des foires qui sont organisées dans les différents pays limitrophes du Sénégal. Elle est membre d’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC depuis février 2012. Elle sollicite un crédit de 500 000 frs prévu pour l’achat de marchandises qu’elle commercialise. Son souhait est de développer davantage son activité de commerce, d’accroitre ses bénéfices en vue d’améliorer ses conditions de vie économique et sociale.

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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
  • 25
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,758,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 498.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD