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Fatou Binetou
Mrs. Fatou lives in Senegal. She is 35 years old and married with three children ranging in age from 3 to 11 years old. She has been selling clothing for over 10 years. As a secondary activity, she is also a seamstress. She does this to support her husband in taking care of their family. What appealed to her in this choice of activity was the ability to earn substantial profits.

She became a member of a U-IMCEC branch in March 2002. She is seeking a loan of 500,000 francs to travel to two neighboring countries of Senegal and purchase fabrics and clothes for resale. She hopes that a boost in revenue will help to make her business profitable and improve her family’s living conditions.
Madame Fatou vit au Sénégal. Elle est âgée de 35 ans. Elle est mariée et mère de 3 enfants dont l’âge varie entre 3 et 11 ans. Depuis plus de 10 ans elle s’adonne au commerce d’habits. En même temps elle pratique l’activité de couture. Elle a opté pour cette activité dans le but de soutenir son mari dans la gestion des besoins familiaux. C’est le fait de gagner beaucoup de bénéfices qui l’intéresse dans son activité. Elle est membre d’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC depuis mars 2002. Elle sollicite un crédit de 500 000 frs prévu pour ses frais de voyage vers 2 pays limitrophes du Sénégal et l’achat de tissus et d’habits destinés a la vente. Elle souhaite rentabiliser son activité e avec l’accroissement de ses profits améliorer les conditions de vie sociale de sa famille.

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

  • $1,759
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,033,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 483.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Fatou Binetou to buy clothes and fabrics for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2012