A loan of $625 helped to buy food supplies (onions and potatoes) for resale.


Yaye Diakhou's story

Yaye Diakhou lives in Senegal. She is a widow, and she is involved in retail business, an activity which allows her to provide for her family's daily needs. For more than ten years now, she has been selling food products such as onions, potatoes etc. In order to boost her working capital and to develop her commercial activity, she is requesting a new loan of 300,000 CFA francs from the branch of the UIMCEC where she is a client. She will use her loan to buy onions and potatoes for resale. Yaye Diakhou hopes to make more profits in order to better cover her family's expenses (food costs, water and electricity bills). In the future, she would like to find a shop where she could store her products.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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