A loan of $1,025 helped to buy fabrics and clothes for resale.


Mariétou's story

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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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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