A loan of $625 helped to buy children's shoes, cosmetics, and fabrics to resell.

Bintou's story

Mrs. Bintou lives in Senegal. She's divorced and provides for herself thanks to the money earning business she's been running for five years. She specializes in selling cosmetics, fabrics, and shoes. In addition, wanting to diversify her business, she started selling smoked fish one year ago.

She's a member of one of U-IMCEC's local branches, from which she's seeking this loan to buy children's shoes and cosmetics to resell. Her goal is to bolster her stock of cosmetics, which she keeps in her shop, located at the market, not far from where she lives.

This loan will enable her to better meet customer demand and increase her earnings. Nevertheless, she intends to continue to reinvest her profits in her business, in order to strengthen her working capital.

In the futures, she plans to purchase a bigger shop and start selling products from Morocco.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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