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Mrs. Hélène is a 47-year-old married woman who lives in Senegal. She is a merchant who has been selling second-hand clothing for over 10 years. She became a member of the U-IMCEC branch in May 2003. Her goal is to diversify her trade activity to match the needs of the population. She is seeking a loan of 300,000 francs to purchase sheep for resale. She wants to strengthen the revenue earned from her activity, especially since past revenue allowed her to renovate her home.
Madame Hélène est femme mariée de 47 ans qui vit au Sénégal. Elle évolue dans le secteur du commerce plus particulièrement dans le domaine de la vente de friperie depuis plus de 10 ans . Elle est sociétaire d’un guichet de l’U-IMCEC depuis mai 2003. Son objectif est de diversifier son activité de commerce selon les besoins de la population. Elle sollicite un crédit de 300 000 frs prévu pour l’achat de moutons à revendre. Elle souhaite renforcer les bénéfices que lui génère son activité d’autant plus que ses bénéfices antérieurs lui ont permis de réfectionner son domicile.

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
  • $13,529,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 485.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Hélène to buy sheep for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012