A loan of $850 helped to buy fish and seafood for resale.


Aissatou's story

Aissatou is a married woman who lives in Senegal. She has been working in the fish trade for over 20 years already. She is a member of a UIMCEC branch where she is requesting a new loan, having already repaid the previous one. Her aim is to use her loan to buy fish and seafood for resale. She goes to the harbour and gets fish and other seafood which she resells in her village. Her workday starts at 8 o'clock in the morning and finishes at 8 o'clock at night. She intends to increase the revenue generated by her business. This will enable her to better manage the water and electricity bills so that she can support her husband with the daily household expenditures. Her future aims consist of developing her business further, buying a canoe and a refrigerated truck, which will allow her to export her fish to outside markets.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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