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Mrs Marie is a married 33 year old woman who lives in a suburb of a Senegalese city. She is a business woman who has been involved in sales of cloth, ready to wear clothing and fruits during the past 9 years. She inherited this activity from her mother who initiated her from the age of 17. She is pleased with the profits she receives, which allow her to satisfy her personal needs, and also enjoys the relationship she has with her community through this work. She has been a member of the UIMCEC bank in her community since 2002. She is asking for a loan of 500,000 francs [approximately 1050 USD] in order to purchase lambs, which she will re-sell. This financing will allow her to further develop her activity, which will have positive financial and social benefits in her life.
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Madame Marie et une femme mariée de 33 ans qui habite dans une des banlieues du Sénégal. Elle est commerçante et s’active dans la vente de tissus et prêts à porter, fruits en meme temps qu’elle est restauratrice. Elle a une expérience de 9 ans dans ses activités. Elle a hérité son activité de sa mère qui l’a initié depuis qu’elle avait 17 ans. Ce qui l’y intéresse le plus ce sont les revenus que lui génère son activité et qui lui permettent de satisfaire ses besoins personnels, mais aussi le Relation ship entre elle et la communauté. Elle est membre du guichet de l’U-IMCEC de la localité ou elle habite depuis 2002. Elle sollicite un crédit de 500 000 frs prévu pour l’achat de moutons qui seront destinés à la vente. Ce financement lui permettra de pouvoir développer son commerce ce qui aura des conséquences financières et sociales positives sur sa vie.

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
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,487,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 484.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Marie purchase lambs to re-sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2011
Nov 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2012