A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy fabric for resale.


Apec Al Ouma Sicap Mbao Groupe 1's story

Al Ouma Sicap Mbao Group 1 is a subgroup of 10 men and women belonging to the same association and working in different businesses. They are represented by Mrs. Koudy Bousso (the one raising her hand in the photo). She is a married woman running two types of commercial activities. She sells fabric and cooks food for sale. She has 15 years of experience in business. Her revenues allow her to provide for everyday family expenses. She is a member of one of the branches of UIMCEC and is seeking a loan in order to buy fabric to be sold at the occasion of the Tabaski holiday [the Muslim holiday of Eid] that people in Senegal are preparing for. She works every day, from 8 AM to 4 PM. Her goal is to diversify her stock thanks to her financing and also increase the revenues brought in by her business. Her future project is to grow her food business and to open a large eatery.

In this group: Kouly Bousso, Ndoumbe, Mariama , Thiane, Faty, Awa, Ndeye Diagne, Mame Mbaye, Awa, Ndoumbe

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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