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Ms. Aissatou D. is a merchant who is requesting her first loan to bolster her cantine. Each morning and evening, she makes some sauce and beans to make the sandwiches that she sells on the roadside in her area. Her enterprise is located next to the primary school. The children have breakfast, lunch, and after-school snacks at her stall. She has been in this business for three years has never sought a loan. However, she fell ill and halted work for awhile. So, to start up again, she would like a loan, with which she will buy all the ingredients she needs. She is married, and she started this enterprise to help cover family expenses. She lives in Mbour, a city located 70 km from Dakar, the capital of Senegal.
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Madame Aissatou D. est une commerçante qui sollicite son premier crédit pour renforcer sa cantine. Chaque matin et chaque soir, Madame D. prépare de la sauce et des haricots pour faire les sandwiches qu’elle vend au bord de la route dans son quartier. Son entreprise est située à coté d’une école primaire. Les élèves mangent chez elle pour le petit déjeuner, le déjeuner, et les goutées. Elle a fait cette activité depuis trois ans et elle n’a jamais sollicité un prêt. Cependant, elle est tombée malade et elle a arrêté le travail pendant un peu de temps. Alors, pour redémarrer son activité, elle voudrait un prêt avec lequel elle va acheter tout les ingrédients dont elle a besoin. Elle est mariée, et elle a commencé cette entreprise pour aider dans les dépenses familiales. Elle habite à Mbour, une ville située à 70 kilomètres de Dakar, la capitale du Sénégal.

Additional Information


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
  • 44
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 481.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Aissatou to buy goods for her cantine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 5, 2009
May 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010