A loan of $600 helped to buy fabric, perfume and body lotions to strengthen and diversify her business.


Diatta's story

Mrs. Diatta lives in Senegal. She is married, with children. She has a business selling bed linens, dishes and other miscellaneous items, which brings in an income allowing her to help provide for everyday family needs. She has over 10 years of experience in her retail business. She is a member of a branch of U-IMCEC, where she has requested a loan of 300,000 [West African francs] with the goal of diversifying her stock and expanding her business. She would like to start selling perfumes and body lotion. Her revenue growth will allow her to bolster her savings and help improve the nutrition of her family. Her project for the future is to open a store in order to develop her business further.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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