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This borrower is a married mother of eight children, of whom one is a boy. Ten years ago, she started a small retail business selling agricultural products on the side of the national highway before establishing herself at the central market, where she sells various fabrics and perfumes. With this business, she not only provides for herself, but is also able to support her husband in taking care of the family. She is seeking a loan of 250,000 F with UIMCEC to buy five crates of perfume and fabric in anticipation of the coming festivals. Her ambition is to buy a vehicle for her son, who is employed as a driver by one of the main carriers in the city.
L'emprunteuse est une femme mariée mère de huit enfants dont un seul garçon.Elle a commencé il y'a dix ans un petit commerce de produits agricoles au bord de la route nationale avant de venir s'installer au nouveau marché central.Elle y vend des divers tissus et des parfums.Avec ce commerce, elle prend non seulement en charge ses besoins personnels mais arrive aussi à appuyer son mari dans l'entretien de la famille.Elle sollicite auprès de l'UIMCEC un prêt de 250000F pour acheter 5 caisses de parfum et des tissus afin de préparer les fêtes à venir. Son ambition est d'acheter un véhicule pour son fils qui est employé comme chauffeur par un grand transporteur de la ville.

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
  • 47
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 455.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Aminata to buy five crates of perfume and fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012