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Mariama is married and the mother of 6 children. She is a market trader and sells her wares in a town close to Dakar. She will use this loan to restock on palm oil, honey and brooms to resell at her local market, where she runs a canteen. Her husband gets her supplies in Casamance, in the south of Senegal, where the prices are cheaper. Mariama has been active in the retail sector for over a decade and will use her profits to finance further retail projects such as setting up a wholesale business.
Mariée et mère de 6 enfants, elle est marchande dans le marché locale d'une ville située a proximité de Dakar. Ce crédit a pour but l'achat de l'huile de palme, de balais et du miel destinées a la revente dans son marché locale ou elle une cantine. Ces produits sont achetés en Casamance, au Sud du Sénégal ou les produits sont a moindre couts via son mari.elle s'active dans ce secteur depuis plus de 10ans. Le bénéfice récolté dans ses vente lui permettra de s'autofinancé pour se lancé dans plusieurs activités de ce genre comme la vente en gros

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
  • 480.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mariama to buy palm oil, honey and brooms for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2012