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Astou is a young, single woman with no children who has been participating in poultry farming for five years now. She is on her second IMCEC loan and would like 100,000CFA francs to purchase chicks and raise them to resell them. She owns a henhouse that she manages herself; she has the time to do it and loves her work.

Astou lives with her parents and, with the profits, she helps her mother with the family expenses. With the loan received she has been able to diversify her goods and services. Astou would like to become a major shopkeeper and open a market shop to sell fabrics.
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Astou est une jeune célibataire sans enfant qui s’active dans l’aviculture depuis 5 ans maintenant. Elle est à son deuxième crédit à l’IMCEC et désire 100000F CFA pour acheter des poussins, les élever pour les revendre. Elle possède un poulailler qu’elle gère elle-même ; elle a le temps et l’amour du métier. Elle vit avec ses parents et avec les bénéfices, elle aide sa mère pour les dépenses de la famille. Avec le crédit reçu elle a pu diversifier les produits et services. Elle aimerait devenir une grande commerçante et ouvrir une cantine de vente de tissus.

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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
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  • $15,218,925
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  • 498.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD