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Mrs. Bongal is a 45-year-old widow and mother of eight children, of whom the eldest is 22 years old and the youngest 3 years old.

She has been active in the sale of fresh fish for 10 years now. She starts her day at 8 am and finishes at 2 pm.

She began her business using her own funds and as she would like to increase her working capital, she is applying for a 150,000 FCFA credit loan to meet the needs of her customers.

Since she became a widow, Bongal has been managing all of her family's daily expenses. To ensure her family's well-being and improve their living conditions, Bongal wants to build her own house.
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Madame Bongal, âgée de 45 ans qui est veuve et mère de 8 en enfants dont son ainé est âgé de 22 ans et son plus jeune enfant, de 3 ans ; s’active dans la vente de poisson frais depuis maintenant 10 ans. Elle commence sa journée à 8h et fini à 14h. Elle a démarré avec fond propre et voulant voir son capital augmenter, elle vient solliciter un crédit de 150000F CFA afin de faire face aux besoins de sa clientèle.
Depuis qu’elle est veuve, Bongal s’occupe entièrement de la dépense quotidienne de sa famille.
Afin de mettre sa famille à l’aise et dans de meilleures conditions de vie, Bongal souhaite construire sa 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
  • 21
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,733,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 506.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD