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Dioma is a 60-year-old widow who lives in Senegal. She has grandchildren and she has a small business selling incense and other miscellaneous products. She has been a member of one of U-MICEC's offices since April 2005. She has not received any previous loans.

Dioma plans to make a pilgrimage to Mecca this year. For this reason, she is requesting a loan for 500,000 francs to put together with some money she already has to cover the expenses that she faces. This loan could contribute towards improving the social status of the borrower.
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Madame DIoma est une veuve d’une soixantaine d’années qui vit au Sénégal. Elle a de grands enfants et elle s’active dans le petit commerce et la vente d’encens et autres produits divers . Elle est sociétaire de l’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC depuis avril 2005. Elle n’y a jamais bénéficié de crédit antérieur. Elle prévoit d’effectuer le pèlerinage a la Mecque cette année. A cet effet elle sollicite un crédit de 500 000 frs prévu pour compléter son argent destiné a faire face aux dépenses auxquelles elle est confronté. Ce financement pourra contribuer a améliorer le statut social de l’emprunteur.

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
  • 60
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,279,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 473.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Dioma to cover expenses related to her trip to the Holy Place.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012