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Aissatou is a married woman who lives in Senegal. She has been working in the fish trade for over 20 years already. She is a member of a UIMCEC branch where she is requesting a new loan, having already repaid the previous one. Her aim is to use her loan to buy fish and seafood for resale. She goes to the harbour and gets fish and other seafood which she resells in her village. Her workday starts at 8 o'clock in the morning and finishes at 8 o'clock at night. She intends to increase the revenue generated by her business. This will enable her to better manage the water and electricity bills so that she can support her husband with the daily household expenditures. Her future aims consist of developing her business further, buying a canoe and a refrigerated truck, which will allow her to export her fish to outside markets.
Madame Aissatou est une femme mariée qui vit au Sénégal. Elle évolue dans le domaine du mareyage depuis plus de 20 ans déjà. Elle est membre du guichet de l’UIMCEC ou elle sollicite un crédit, elle y a déjà remboursé un crédit antérieur. Son objectif avec son financement est d’acheter du poisson et des produits de mer qui seront destinés à la vente. Elle va au port et s’approvisionne en poissons et autres produits de mer qu’elle revient vendre dans la localité ou elle vit. Elle démarre sa journée de travail à 8 heures et la termine à 20 heures le soir. Elle a l’intention d’accroitre les revenus qu’elle gagne de son activité. Ceci lui permettra de mieux prendre en charge les factures d’eau et d’électricité pour soutenir son mari dans les charges journalières du foyer. Son projet futur consiste a développer son activité de commerce, d’acquérir une pirogue et un camion frigorifique ce qui lui permettra d’exporter son poisson vers l’extérieur.

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
  • 40
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,521,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 481.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Aissatou to buy fish and seafood for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2013
Feb 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014