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Maty is a merchant who lives in a town in Western Senegal. She's been a merchant for more than five years. She's seeking a loan in order to bolster her business, by buying melons that she will resell at the market.

With this loan, she wants to turn a profit to have a capital for other businesses she runs in parallel, and also to help her husband in taking care of the family expenses.
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Maty est une commerçante qui vie dans une ville située à l'ouest du Sénégal. Elle s'active dans le domaine du commerce depuis plus de 5 ans. Elle sollicite ce prêt dans le but de renforcer son activité en achetant des melons qu'elle va revendre en détail au marché. Avec ce prêt elle veut faire du profit ce qui lui permettra d'avoir une assise financière pour faire des activités parallèles et d'aider son mari dans les dépenses de la maison

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
  • 44
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 472.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Maty to buy melons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012