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Awa, 46 years old, is a widow and the mother of two children. Her oldest child is 15, the youngest is 8. She sells fabrics and second-hand clothes, and has a five-year experience in this field. She buys her merchandise in Mali and resells in her own country.

This is her second loan: she is requesting 300,000 CFA francs for the purchase of fabrics, a bale of used clothing, and other various goods.

Awa is always working and has a faithful group of customers. Thanks to her loans, she manages to put some money aside, to pay her children's school fees, and to improve her family's diet.
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Madame Awa âgée de 46 ans est veuve et mère de 2 enfants dont l’ainé a 15 ans et le cadet, 8ans. Elle fait de la vente de tissus et de friperie. Elle a une expérience de 5 ans dans ce domaine. Elle se ravitaille au Mali pour venir revendre cela dans le pays. Elle est à son 2ème crédit et sollicite un montant de 300000F CFA pour acheter des tissus, une balle de friperie et d’autres produits divers.
Awa travaille en permanence et possède une clientèle fidèle. Grace au crédit, elle réussi à mettre de l’argent de coté, à payer les frais de scolarité de ses enfants et à pouvoir améliorer les conditions alimentaires de sa famille.

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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
  • 25
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,756,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD