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Fatoumata's Group
In this Group: Fatoumata , Binetou , Mariama, Salimata, Coumba
The Bok Jom group, which has five female members who are all married, is a solidarity group involved in agriculture. These women grow millet and peanuts on two shared fields, and during each rainy season they produce a significant amount, the sale of which provides them with substantial income. In this way they can provide for themselves in terms of clothing and healthcare, as well as covering some of their children’s needs.

The head of the group (pictured in the middle in a white headscarf) is a mother of three children, two of whom are at school. During the dry season she sells peanuts and beans to improve her daily income. The group members have requested a loan of 850,000 francs to buy seeds and fertilizers, which they will use to increase their harvest.
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Le groupement "BOK JOM" qui compte cinq membres , toutes des femmes mariées est un groupe de solidarité qui s'active dans l'agriculture.Ces femmes cultivent deux champs collectifs de mil et d'arachide.Elles produisent chaque hivernage une quantité assez importante dont la vente leur rapporte des revenus substantiels.Elles parviennent ainsi à prendre en charge leurs besoins d'habillement, de santé ainsi que certains besoins de leurs enfants.Le chef du groupement (au milieu, en foulard blanc) est mère de tris enfants dont les deux fréquentent l'école.Elle vend en saison sèche des cacahuètes et des haricots pour améliorer ses revenus journaliers.Les femmes sollicitent un pret de 850000f pour acheter des semences et des engrais afin de renforcer leur production.

Additional Information

About UIMCEC

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,515,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 524.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Fatoumata's Group's $1,625 loan helped a member to buy seeds and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 17, 2012
Listed
Aug 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013