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Fatou is a widow, mother of two children, who lives in Senegal. Her main activity is to rent some shops that are part of her house. She chose this activity because the opportunity presented itself, given the location of her house. This activity, which is almost free of regular expenses, constitutes an important source of profits for her.

Fatou is a member of the local UIMCEC branch and she is requesting a loan of 500,000 francs to repair one of her shops, currently in poor condition. This loan will allow her to maintain, each month, her current income level.
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Madame Fatou est une femme veuve, mère de deux enfants qui vit au Sénégal. Son principale activité consiste a louer des magasins dont elle dispose chez elle. Elle a choisi son activité a travers l’opportunité qui s’est offerte a elle contenu de la localisation de sa maison. Cette activité qui est presque dépourvue de charges à supporter régulièrement constitue pour elle une importante source de profit. Elle est membre du guichet de l’U-IMCEC de la zone et sollicite un crédit de 500 000 frs prévu pour réfectionner un de ses magasins en mauvais état. Ce financement lui permettra de maintenir le niveau de ses revenus mensuels.

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
  • $13,529,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 511.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Fatou to repair one of her shops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2012
May 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013