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Awa is 34 years old, and has been a hairstylist for 8 years. She opened a shop where she offers services and also gives hair styling lessons. In addition, she is president of her local hair stylists association.

Awa is a regular client of UIMCEC, and she is now on her third loan. With this loan, she is going to buy supplies for her salon: hair weaves, hair extensions, and beauty products that she will use for make up and hair styling. She pays for the rent and the electricity for her shop. Awa would like to diversify her products and services in the future, and have a good foundation for her business activity.
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Coiffeuse depuis 8 ans, Awa est âgée de 34 ans. Elle a ouvert un atelier ou elle fait de la prestation de service mais dispense aussi des cours de coiffure. Elle est aussi la présidente de l’association des coiffeuses de la ville ou elle habite. Awa est une habituée de la caisse car elle est à son troisième crédit. Avec le prêt qu’elle demande, elle va acheter du matériel d’exploitation pour son salon : du greffage, des mèches, des produits cosmétiques dont elle se sert pour les maquillages et les coiffures. Elle paie la location et l’électricité à son atelier. Elle aimerait diversifier ses produits et services dans l’avenir et avoir une bonne assise dans son activité.

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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
  • 41
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,234,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 486.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Awa to buy hair weaves, hair extensions, and beauty products that she will use for make up and hair styling.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 24, 2013