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This woman sells fish at the fishing dock, and she is asking for a loan to be repaid in 12 months in order to buy boxes and to strengthen her fish business.

Translated from French by Vilas Menon, Kiva Volunteer

Cette femme vend du poisson au quai de pêche, elle sollicite un prêt remboursable en 12 mois pour acheter des bacs et renforcer son commerce de poissons.

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
  • 91
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,835,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 421.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Mariama to buy boxes and to strengthen her fish-selling business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2008
May 6, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009