A loan of $450 helped to buy hair extensions, perfumes and women’s accessories for resale.


Astou's story

Astou is a married woman who lives in Senegal. She has worked selling products in her sector for 10 years. She sells hair extensions and perfumes, and spends 10 hours a day at her business. Astou is the member of a U-IMCEC branch, and has already repaid her five previous loans. She has requested a loan of 225,000 francs to buy hair extensions, perfumes and other women’s accessories. Her biggest dream for the future is to become a successful saleswoman.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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