A loan of $200 helped to buy food products for resale.


Haby's story

Haby is a widow who lives in Senegal. She has been trading for the past 12 years and manages a shack where she sells potatoes, onions and other food products. She begins her day at 8 o'clock in the morning and finishes at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. She supports her family and takes care of the water and electricity bills as well as daily expenses. She is a member of one of UIMCEC's branches where she is requesting a loan of 100,000 francs, with which she is going to buy food products (drinks, fruits) to sell. Her aim is to diversify the products she sells and thus increase her profits so that she can pay for her children's schooling. Her plan for the future is to open a large shop and become a wholesaler.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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