A loan of $800 helped to buy clothing, shoes and handbags to resell.

Thiaba's story

Thiaba is a divorced woman who lives in Sénégal. For more than 30 years she has been active in shopkeeping and sells clothing, shoes and handbags. She devotes eight hours a day to her business. The income that her business generates allows her to pay for her daily expenses as well as the electricity bill for her family.

She is a member of one of the branches of the UIMCEC. She is requesting a loan of 400,000 frs to buy merchandise that she will resell. Her intention is to strengthen her working capital but also to diversify the items that she sells in order to grow her profits. Thus she will be able to save money and at the same time improve the nutritional conditions of her family. Her future project is to travel to other destinations that are more interesting as far as supplying merchandise.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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