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Mrs. Cira lives in Senegal. She is married with three children ranging in age from 1 to 8 years. She works in the restaurant industry, serving breakfast and lunch for the past ten years. The fact that she is a good cook played a big role in her choice of activity. It gives her great pleasure to see her customers waiting to be served.

Mrs. Cira is a member of a U-IMCEC branch. She is seeking a loan of 500,000 francs to purchase the food she uses to prepare her meals. The profits earned will help her to take care of her three children and provide for their education.
Madame cira habite au Sénégal. Elle est mariée et mère de 3 enfants dont l’âge varie entre 1 et 8 ans. Elle s’active dans le secteur de la restauration. Elle pratique la vente de petit déjeuner et déjeuner depuis 10 ans. Le fait qu’elle réussit bien la cuisine l’a beaucoup influencé a choisir le métier de restauratrice. Son grand moment de plaisir c’est l’heure des repas lorsque les clients attendent pour se faire servir. Elle est sociétaire d’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC. Elle sollicite un crédit de 500 000 frs prévu pour l’achat de denrées alimentaires qu’elle utilise pour préparer ses repas. Ses bénéfices lui permettent de gérer ses trois enfants et d’assurer leur scolarité.

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
  • 40
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,535,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 457.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Cira to buy food for her restaurant business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2012