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Ms. Aminata lives in Senegal. She is married and the mother of a 7-year-old child. She is active in the commerce of grocery items, such as rice, wheat, sugar, soap, etc. Her husband is a merchant and has influenced her much in choosing this business.

She has been an associate of a U-IMCEC branch since 2009 but has never borrowed from this micro-finance institution. She is requesting a loan of 500,000 francs for buying food items for resale for her business. The revenues earned from her business enable her to pay the rent and to ensure that her child's schooling costs are covered.
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-Madame Aminata habite au Sénégal. Elle est mariée et mère d’un enfant de 7 ans. Elle s’active dans le commerce de produits alimentaires tels que riz, blé, sucre, savon etc. Son mari commerçant l’a beaucoup influencé a choisir cette activité de commerce. Elle est sociétaire d’un guichet de l’U-IMCEC depuis 2009 mais n’a jamais emprunté a l’institution. Elle sollicite un crédit de 500 000 frs prévu pour l’achat de denrées a revendre pour les besoins de son commerce. Les revenus tirés de son commerce lui permettent de payer le loyer et d assurer les frais de scolarité de son en enfant.

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
  • 37
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 457.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Aminata to buy grocery items for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 9, 2011
Aug 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012