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Coumba Demba
Mrs. Coumba Demba, age 43, is a married mother of seven children aged 6 to 20. She married at a young age, which explains her large family. To provide for her family and make sure that they have everything they need, she devotes herself to her occupation heart, body and soul.

She sells fabrics, and has over 10 years of experience in this activity. She has always enjoyed this work, and has built a steady customer base in the area. This activity allows her to cover her own personal expenses.

She plans to use this loan to increase her stock of fabrics and open a large store.
Madame Coumba Demba est une dame de 43 ans qui s’active dans le commerce spécialement dans la vente de tissus. Elle a acquis une expérience de plus de 10 ans. Elle a toujours aimé ce métier et possède une clientèle régulière dans le quartier. Elle est mariée et mère de 7 enfants dont le plus âgé a 20 ans et le cadet, 6 ans. Coumba Demba s’est mariée très tôt c’est pourquoi elle possède une famille nombreuse. Pour pouvoir satisfaire leurs besoins et veiller à ce qu’ils ne manquent de rien, elle se voue corps et âme à son métier. C’est grâce à son activité, qu’elle réussi à gérer ses charges personnelles.
Avec le crédit elle veut augmenter son stock de marchandises et ouvrir un grand magasin de ventes de tissus.

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
  • 48
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 505.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Coumba Demba to buy fabrics for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2012
Oct 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013