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Sala lives in Senegal. She is 45 years old, married and the mother of 2 children aged 5 and 14 years old. She was originally a restaurateur, but for the past 20 years has been selling diverse products such as veils and torches. She has an affinity for sales and likes running a profitable business.

She has been a member of a UIMCEC branch since November 2007 and is requesting a loan of 50 000 francs so that she can buy veils and other items to resell to her customers. She plans on strengthening her business and increasing her profits, which she will use to improve her family's living conditions.
Madame Sala est une femme marée de 45 ans qui habite au Sénégal. Elle est mère de 2 enfants de 5 et 14 ans. Elle était restauratrice auparavant mais depuis 20 ans elle pratique la vente de voiles et de lampes torches, ainsi que d’autres objets divers. Elle a choisi cette activité par passion et s’intéresse plutôt a l’argent qu’elle gagne. Elle est membre de l’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC depuis novembre 2007. Elle sollicite un crédit de 50 000 frs prévu pour l’achat de voiles et d’autres objets divers qu’elle va revendre a sa clientèle. Elle envisage renforcer son activité de commerce et accroitre ses bénéfices pour mieux contribuer a l’amélioration des conditions de vie de sa famille.

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
  • 37
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 492.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Sala to buy veils and other items for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2012