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Our borrower is named Aida; she is 28 years old and has been running a small business selling cosmetics for just one year. She began with the support of her husband, who gave her 50,000 CFA francs as start-up capital. She has just sought a loan of 100,000 CFA francs from UIMCEC in order to purchase perfume, body lotion, and pomade.

Aida does not have any dependents; it is her husband who manages the family.

In the future, Aida hopes to open a boutique selling cosmetics in the neighborhood where she lives.
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Notre emprunteur s’appelle Aida, elle est âgée de 28 ans et fait du petit commerce de produits cosmétiques depuis 1 an seulement. Elle a démarré avec l’appui de son mari qui lui a remis 50000 FCFA comme capital de départ. Elle vient solliciter auprès de l’IMCEC un crédit de 100000 CFA pour acheter du parfum, du lait pour le corps et de la pommade.
Aida n’a pas de charges ; c’est son mari qui gère la famille.
Elle souhaite dans l’avenir, ouvrir une boutique de vente de produits cosmétiques dans le quartier ou elle loge.

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
  • $14,549,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 517.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Aida to purchase cosmetics to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013