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Fatou is a shopkeeper who sells children's clothing. She gets her supplies wholesale in the large markets of the capital and resells her merchandise retail in her locale. Her business brings in fairly consistent revenue which allows her to meet her own needs but also those of her children.

In order to strengthen her business, she is requesting a loan of 500,000f to buy children's clothing.
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Fatou est une commercante qui vend des habits d'enfants.Elle s'approvisionne en gros dans les grands marchés de la capitale et revend sa marchandise en détails dans sa localité.Son commerce lui rapporte des revenus assez consistants qui lui permettent de subvenir à ses propres besoins mais également à ceux de ses enfants.Afin de renforcer son fonds de commerce, elle sollicite un pret de 500000f pour acheter des vêtements pour enfants.

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

  • $1,759
    Average annual income
  • 31
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $12,997,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 522.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Fatou to buy children's clothing to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2012