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Madame Aminata lives in Senegal. She is 54 years old. She is a divorced woman and mother of three children between the ages of 16 and 33.

She is in the business of selling women's products. She stared this business just after she retired, under the influence of her merchant brother. The most important step for her in her business is choosing her products. She is a member of her local branch of U-IMCEC and is seeking a loan of 300,000 francs, which she plans to use to purchase women's products for resale.

She aims to increase her working capital as well as her profits, and raise her family's standard of living.
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Madame Aminata vit au Sénégal. Elle est âgée de 54 ans. Elle est divorcée et mère 3 enfants dont l’âge varie entre 16 et 33 ans. Elle évolue dans le commerce d’effets de femmes. C’est une activité qu’elle a démarré juste après sa retraite, sous l’influence de son frère commerçant. L’étape la plus importante pour elle dans son activité est l’étape ou elle fait le choix de ses produits. Elle est membre d’un guichet de l’U-IMCEC et sollicite un crédit de 300 000 frs prévu pour l’achat d’effets de femmes a revendre. Son intention est d’augmenter son fond de roulement et d’accroitre ses profits et relever le niveau de vie familial.

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
  • 44
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 492.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Aminata acheter des effets de femmes a revendre.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2012
Apr 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013