A loan of $600 helped to buy a new sewing machine with which to make clothing for resale, and beauty products for her business.

Seyni's story

Seyni is a resident of Senegal. She leads a married life and runs two businesses at once. She actually sells products as a side-business to her job as a seamstress, which she has been doing for over 30 years. She is a member of one of the UIMCEC branches which has previously granted her 6 loans. She is requesting another loan of 300 000 francs, so that she can strengthen her business. She would like to buy beauty products and a sewing machine for her sewing workshop with this loan; this will allow her to satisfy her customer demand and to obtain more funds which she will use to further diversify the designs that she makes. As her revenues improve, she will be able to save more money which she will use to buy new, better-performing machines so that she can increase her production capacity. She would like to become a well-known seamstress.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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