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This borrower is a single woman who has a store where she sells cosmetics and sewing supplies. Her store is located within the central market and is very popular with tailors and female customers. The borrower studied up to high school level before she stopped her education due to bad housing conditions and lack of support. She preferred to return to her village and start a business. Her store currently makes her income which she uses to support herself, meet the needs of her three sisters and support her father in covering the family's expenses.

The borrower is requesting a loan for 500,000 francs to strengthen her business during this period of high demand by purchasing, in particular, poplin, sewing thread, fabrics, buttons and other miscellaneous products. Her ambition is to become a wholesaler.
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L'emprunteuse est une femme célibataire qui tient une boutique de vente de produits cosmétiques et de mercerie. Située dans l'enceinte du marché central, la boutique est très fréquentée par les tailleurs et la clientèle féminine.L'emprunteuse a étudié jusqu'au lycée avant d'arreter les études du fait des mauvaises conditions d'hebergement et d'entretien dans lesquelles elle se trouvait.Elle a préféré retourner dans son village et se lancer dans le commerce.Aujourd'hui, sa boutique lui rapporte des revenus qui lui permettent de se prendre en charge, de satisfaire aux besoins de ses trois soeurs et d'appuyer son père dans la prise en charge des dépenses d'entretien de la famille.Elle sollicite un pret de 500000f pour renforcer son fonds de commerce en cette période de forte demande en achetant notamment du popeline, des fils à coudre, des tissus, des boutons et d'autres produits divers.Son ambition est de devenir grossite.

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
  • 39
    View loans »
    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,234,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 471.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Adoline to buy poplin, sewing thread, fabric, buttons and other miscellaneous products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2011
Nov 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2012