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Ms. Fama is a married Senegalese woman who has been active in commerce since 2008. In the past, she lived in an African country neighboring Senegal but returned to Senegal due to the crisis raging there. She currently purchases various items from this same country and resells them.

Her goal is to bring in the revenues enabling her to help her children at home. With the financing, she wishes to diversify the products she markets and to increase her profits, so as to meet the extra needs of her children.

Her wish for the future is to acquire her own store where she will be able to operate her business conveniently and to display her products.
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Madame Fama est une femme mariée sénégalaise qui s’active dans le commerce depuis 2008. Auparavant elle a vécu dans un pays africain voisin du Sénégal mais est retourné au Sénégal a cause de la crise qui s’évit là-bas. Actuellement elle achète des divers en provenance de ce meme pays qu’elle revend. Son objectif est de se procurer des revenus qui lui permettront d’aider ses enfants au sein de son foyer. Elle souhaite avec son financement diversifier les produits qu’elle commercialise, accroitre ses bénéfices pour mieux soutenir ses enfants dans leurs besoins extra. Son vœu futur est d’acquérir son propre magasin ou elle pourra exercer convenablement son activité de commerce et exposer ses produits.

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
  • 49
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 526.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Fama to buy soap and some karité (shea butter) to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2012
May 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013