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Diary is 31 years old and lives a few yards away from the [microfinance] institution. A hairdresser by training, she manages to support her parents.

She has been actively involved in business for five years and sells hair extensions, hair weaves and ready-to-wear clothing to meet her needs and to support her parents.

She works from 9 AM until 3 PM and this is the first time she is requesting a loan, in the amount of 200,000 francs. With this loan she wants to buy more merchandise to make more profit. Her dream is to have her own hair salon one day.
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 Mlle Diary âgée de 31 ans habite à quelques pas de l’Institution, coiffeuse de profession elle se débrouille pour aider ses parents, elle s’active dans le commerce depuis 5 ans, elle vend chez elle des mèches, des greffages et des prêts à porter pour subvenir à ses besoins et celui de ses parents. Elle travaille de 9 h à 15 h et elle est à sa première demande de crédit de 200 000 f. Avec ce prêt elle veut acheter plus de marchandises pour avoir plus de bénéfices. Elle rêve d’avoir un jour son propre salon de coiffure.

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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.

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  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 1
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  • $15,265,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 533.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD