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Binetou, who has been handicapped since the age of 10, is the mother of 2 children and is married to a taxi driver. She has been working in retail for over 10 years and also sews, a skill she learnt as a child. She buys and sells fabrics, which is why she wants this loan, and uses her profits to support her husband with the daily expenses. She also manages to build her savings, so that she can better prepare for her future - indeed, she would like to be self-sufficient and one day build a house.
Madame Binetou, handicapée depuis l’âge de 10 ans, mère de 2 enfants, est mariée à un chauffeur de taxi. Elle évolue dans le secteur du commerce depuis plus de 10 ans, parallèlement, elle fait de la couture qu’elle a apprise depuis son enfance. Elle achète et revend des tissus, (c’est d’ailleurs l’objet du crédit) et avec le bénéfice réalisé, elle appuie son mari pour les dépenses quotidiennes. Elle réussi aussi à épargner pour mieux prévoir l’avenir voire avoir sa propre autonomie et construire un jour une maison.

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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.

About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 5
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,175,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 489.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD