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Rokhaya is a married woman who lives in Sénégal. For more than 10 years she has been developing her catering service. She also sells ice cream and local juice. She has 10 years experience in her business. The profits that she makes allow her to help her 3 children aged from 7 to 13 years old in their daily needs.

With the increase in her income she envisions diversifying the products and services that she offers to her clientèle. She is a member of one of the branches of the UIMCEC and is requesting a loan of 300,000f with which she plans to increase her working capital. This will allow her to take care of the new expenses as she wants to start the same business and sell at night. Her future project is to have a large restaurant in the neighborhood where she lives.
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Madame Rokhaya est une femme mariée qui vit au Sénégal. Elle évolue depuis plus de 10 ans dans le secteur du service de restauration. En plus elle commercialise de la glace et des jus locaux. Elle capitalise une expérience de 10 ans dans son activité de commerce. Les bénéfices qu’elle réalise lui permettent d’assister ses 3 enfants âgés entre 7 et 13 ans dans leurs besoins quotidiens. Avec l’augmentation de ses revenus elle envisage de diversifier les produits et services qu’elle offre a sa clientèle. Elle est membre d’un des guichets de l’UIMCEC et sollicite un crédit de 300 000 frs prévu pour augmenter son fond de roulement. Ceci lui permettra de faire face aux nouvelles dépenses car elle veut démarrer la meme activité et vendre la nuit. Son projet futur est de disposer d’un grand restaurant dans le quartier ou elle habite.

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
  • 37
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 507.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Rokhaya to buy foodstuffs and products to make juice to be able to sell at night.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014