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Sanou
Madame Sanou is over sixty years old, and lives in Senegal. For the past fifteen years, she has been involved in retail, selling couscous, "thiacry" (steamed millet couscous), and peanut paste in her neighborhood. She chose this activity as it was an opportunity, and allows her to meet her own needs as well as support her family.

She has been a member of one of the U-IMCEC branches since February 2005, and has already repaid ten previous loans. She is asking for a loan of 200,000 francs to buy millet and peanut paste. Millet is a food staple and also the main ingredient in couscous and "thiacry." Madame Sanou will re-sell everything she buys. Thanks to her business' profit, she can be financially independent as she meets her needs and those of her family without relying on anyone else. She can also buy furniture.
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Madame Sanou est une vieille femme de plus d’une soixantaine d’années qui vit au Sénégal. Elle évolue depuis plus de 15 ans dans le secteur du commerce. Elle exerce la vente de couscous, thiacry et patte d’arachide dans la localité ou elle habite. Elle a choisi cette activité par opportunité dans le but de subvenir à ses propres besoins mais aussi dans le souci de soutenir sa famille. Elle est membre d’un guichet de l’U-IMCEC depuis février 2005. Elle a déjà remboursé 10 prêts antérieurs au sein de l’institution. Elle sollicite un crédit de 200 000 frs prévu pour s’approvisionner en mil et en pâte d’arachide. Le mil est une denrée de base et en meme temps une matière première pour la préparation de cous couscous et thiacry. Tous ces produits seront destinés à la vente. Pour madame Sanou les bénéfices réguliers que lui procure son activité de commerce lui permettent d’acquérir une indépendance financière car elle parvient à satisfaire ses besoins ainsi que ceux de sa famille sans l’aide de personne, et aussi de s’équiper en mobilier.

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
  • 498.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Sanou to buy millet and peanut paste to re-sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 6, 2012
Listed
Mar 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 19, 2013