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Fatoumata
Fatouma D., 29 years old, is a single mother with one child. She has been with IMCEC for five years already and obtained loans three times in the past. With her fourth loan, she would like to expand her garment-making business. She purchases fabrics at the main market of Ziguinchor, called Boucotte, in order to make women’s garments, especially dresses. She can buy 5 meters [5.5 yards] of fabric for about $20; this is enough to make 1-2 dresses. She has five years of experience in this work and a loyal customer base in her neighborhood as well as in the villages nearby. She will use the revenue to continue supporting her child.
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Fatoumata D. est 29 ans et une mère célibataire d'un enfant. Elle a été avec IMCEC depuis 5 ans déjà et a pris 3 prêts. Avec son quatrième prêt, elle voudrait continuer à développer son entreprise de confection. Elle achète du tissu provenant du principal marché de Ziguinchor appelée Boucotte pour fabriquer des vetements pour les femmes, notamment des robes. Elle peut acheter 5 mètres de tissu pour environ $20, ce qui rendra 1-2 robes. Avec 5 ans d'expérience, elle a une clientèle fidèle dans son quartier et les villages environnants. Avec ses bénéfices, elle continuera à soutenir son enfant.

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About UIMCEC

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

  • $1,759
    Average annual income
  • 31
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $12,997,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 514.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Fatoumata purchasing fabric for making garments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 9, 2010
Listed
May 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 21, 2011