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Rokhaya is a married woman and the mother of four children, of whom two attend elementary school. She has a business selling local and imported fabrics. Her business brings in the revenues enabling her to meet her needs and to cover the expenses of caring for her family.

To bolster her business capital as the holidays approach, she is requesting a loan of 500,000 francs to purchase fabrics. Her ambition is to take business trips.
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Rokhaya est une femme mariée, mère de quatre enfants dont les deux fréquentent l'école primaire.Elle exerce un commerce de tissus locaux et importés.Son commerce lui rapporte des revenus qui lui permettent de subvenir à ses propres besoins et de prendre en charge les dépenses d'entretien de sa famille.Son activité lui rapporte des revenus assez consistants qui lui permettent de subvenir à ses propres besoins mais également de prendre en charge les dépenses d'entretien de sa famille.Afin de renforcer son fonds de commerce à l'approche des fêtes, elle sollicite un prêt de 500 000f pour acheter des tissus. Son ambition est de faire des voyages de commerce.

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
  • 43
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,529,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 505.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Rokhaya to purchase cloth to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2012
Oct 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013