A loan of $675 helped to purchase cosmetic products for re-sale.

Astou's story

Madame Astou lives in Senegal. She is married and has worked in retail for over 10 years, selling cosmetic products. She is a member of the U-IMCEC microfinance group from whom she has already received six loans. She is seeking a new loan of 325,000 FCFA in order to purchase cosmetics for re-sale. Her aim is to develop and also to diversify her product range. She wishes to meet her customers' demands and grow her profits in order to improve her family's living standards. She begins her working day at 9 o'clock and stops at 8pm. She wishes to start selling fabrics and to grow her staff to 3 people. Her future goal is to travel in order to import goods for re-sale.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne

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