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Fatimata Binta
Ms. Fatimata Binta S., aged 50, is a commercante (small trader) in Thies, a city about seventy kilometers from the capital, Dakar. She runs a small business selling fabrics and cosmetics.

Ms. S. has two sales points: one at her home which she manages herself and the other in the local market where she has an employee in charge. The loan of 500,000 FCFA will allow her to replenish her stock and hopefully increase sales.

Ms. S. has been in the trade for over twenty years and uses her revenues to help her husband meet the needs of their five children and extended family.

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
  • 36
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 456.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Fatimata Binta to replenish her stock of fabrics and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 15, 2010
Jan 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2011