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Ms. Cira N. is a 38-year-old woman who lives in Guediawaye. She has been a member of the credit association at the Pikine youth center since April 2010. She has been in the restaurant sector for over seven years. Cira sells breakfasts and dinners in the district where she lives. She chose this business because she likes to cook, as does any good person from Saint-Louis such as herself.

Cira is requesting a loan of 500,000 francs for bolstering her restaurant. Her goal is to make her business more profitable and to increase her profits, so as to cover the schooling costs of her two children but also to increase her savings.
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Madame Cira N. est une femme de 38 ans qui habite à Guediawaye. Elle est membre de la caisse du centre de sauve garde de Pikine depuis avril 2010. Elle évolue depuis plus de 7 ans dans le secteur de la restauration. Elle vend le petit déjeuner et le dimer dans le quartier ou elle habite. Elle a choisi cette activité car elle a le gout de la cuisine comme toute bonne saint-louisienne qu’elle est. Elle sollicite un crédit de 500 000 frs pour renforcer son restaurant. Son objectif est de mieux rentabiliser son activité, accroitre ses bénéfices pour pouvoir prendre en charge les frais de scolarité de ses 2 enfants mais aussi augmenter son niveau d’épargne.

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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
  • 37
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 531.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Cira bolstering her funds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 27, 2010
Jun 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 21, 2011