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Fatou is 43 years old and lives in Senegal. She runs a hair salon and is also a small retailer. She is also active in the theatre. Fatou chose her line of work because she felt an affinity for it. What she loves the most is giving her students a good foundation of knowledge.

She has been a member of her local UIMCEC branch since March 2006 and is requesting a loan of 500 000 francs so that she can buy hair extensions, hair weaves and other products to sell to her customers. She uses the profits from her business to support her family and modernise her hair salon.
Mademoiselle Fatou est une femme de 43 ans qui vit au Sénégal. Elle est gérante d’un salon de coiffure. Elle fait en meme temps du petit commerce. En plus elle évolue dans le milieu du théâtre. Elle a choisi son métier par passion. Ce qui lui plait le plus c’est l’encadrement qu’elle assure à ses élèves. Elle est membre du guichet de l’U-IMCEC de la zone ou est localisé son salon, de coiffure depuis mars 2006. Elle sollicite un crédit de 500 000 prévu pour l’achat de mèches, greffages, et autres produits divers qu’elle va revendre à sa clientèle. Les bénéfices que lui procure son activité sont utilisés pour soutenir sa famille mais aussi pour moderniser son salon de coiffure.

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
  • 47
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    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 Fatou to buy hair products for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 5, 2013