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Astou lives approximately 22 kilometers from the main village, and has sold vegetables and staple foods for more than ten years. She is a regular client of this branch as this is her sixth loan.

Astou is married and is a mother. She has set up a table in front of her house for some of her neighbors who cannot go to the market to stock up on seasonings. She has requested a loan of 200,000 francs CFA to buy vegetables and dried and smoked fish to sell on her table.

Astou gives her husband a hand with her support towards the daily household expenses. She manages to save thanks to the revenues generated by her business, and has made improvements with respect to the food her children eat. She needs more cash to increase her business.
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Madame Astou qui loge à environ 22 km de la ville principale, est une vendeuse de légumes et de denrées alimentaires depuis plus de 10 ans. Elle est une habituée du guichet car elle est à son 6ème crédit. Astou est mariée et mère de famille. Elle a installé une table devant chez elle ce qui arrange d’une part ses voisines qui n’ont pas l’occasion d’aller au marché pour se ravitailler en condiments. Elle sollicite un crédit de 200000 FCFA afin de pouvoir acheter des légumes, du poisson séché et fumé et exposer sur sa table.
Astou donne un coup de main à son mari car elle l’appui dans la dépense quotidienne du foyer. Elle réussi à épargner grâce aux revenus générés par son activité et à améliorer les conditions alimentaires de ses enfants. Elle a besoin de plus de fond pour élargir son activité.

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
  • 39
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,279,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 519.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Astou to buy staple foods: vegetables and smoked and dried fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 20, 2013