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Fatou is 56 years old, married and lives in a major city in Senegal with her family. She is a professional seamstress, having dyed and sewed clothing for more than 20 years. Mrs Fatou is asking for a loan of 500,000 in order to purchase cloth which she will turn into ready-made clothing to sell. She wants to use the increased revenue to augment her level of production.
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Mme Fatou âgée de 56 ans mariée et mère de famille habite dans la ville principale, couturière de profession elle fait de la teinture et de la création depuis plus de 20 ans.
Mme Fatou sollicite un crédit de 500 000 pour acheter des tissus pour la confection de prêts à porter qu’elle va vendre après .Mme Fatou a pour projet future d’accroitre ses revenus afin d’augmenter sa production.

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
  • 42
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,487,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 520.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Fatou purchase cloth to be prepared for sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2012
Jul 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013