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Penda Diène
Penda Diène is 52 years old and lives in Senegal. She is married and the mother of 8 children aged between 21 and 35. She has been selling couscous since 1989 and chose the work because she found she had an affinity for it. She also enjoys running a profitable business.

Penda Diène is a member of her local UIMCEC branch and is requesting a loan of 500 000 francs so that she can buy the kitchen utensils that she needs to prepare her couscous. She would like to develop and expand her business in order to increase her profits, which she will use to improve her family's quality of life.
Madame Penda vit au Sénégal. Elle est âgée de 52 ans et exerce la vente de couscous depuis 1989. Elle est mariée et mère de 8 enfants dont l’âge varie entre 21 ans et 35 ans. Elle a choisi cette activité par passion. Mais l’autre aspect qui l’intéresse aussi est l’aspect lucratif de son activité. Elle est membre d’un guichet de l’U-IMCEC de la localité ou elle habite. Elle sollicite un crédit de 500 000 frs prévu pour l’achat d’ustensiles qui lui permet de préparer son produit. Son objectif est de développer mais aussi d’élargir son activité de commerce en vue d’accroitre ses revenus et d’améliorer les conditions de vie sociale de sa famille.

Additional Information

About UIMCEC

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

  • $1,759
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,150,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 487.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Penda Diène to buy kitchen utensils needed to prepare couscous.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 10, 2011
Listed
Nov 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 18, 2012