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Mrs. Fatou is a seamstress by trade. She is a 43-year-old widow with children.

This first loan will allow her to buy thread and fabrics to make clothing for sale. With her merchandise in high demand in her neighborhood, she needs financial assistance from IMCEC to satisfy her customers.

Mrs. Fatou doesn’t have any debts. She strives to diversify her products and services. In the future, she would like to increase her working capital to better meet customer demand.
Madame Fatou est une couturière de formation. Elle est veuve et mère de famille. Elle est âgée de 43 ans. Elle est à son 1èr crédit, qui va lui permettre d’acheter du fil et des tissus, avec quoi elle va confectionner des ensembles pour les revendre. Sa marchandise est très demandée dans le voisinage, c’est pourquoi elle a besoin de l’aide de l’IMCEC pour satisfaire la demande.
Madame Fatou n’a pas de charges qui l’encombrent et elle travaille pour diversifier ses produits et services. Dans l’avenir elle aimerait augmenter son capital pour mieux satisfaire la demande qui est existante.

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
  • 40
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,549,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 508.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Fatou to buy thread and fabrics to make clothes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2012
May 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013