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Mrs Coumba lives in Senegal. She is married and performs commercial activity to meet her family's needs. For over 30 years she has been selling detergent (soap powder, bleach ... etc) and food products such as chili, pepper. She requests a loan of 100.000 CFA francs from the U-IMCEC office where she is a member in order to reinforce her working capital and develop her business. She hopes to increase her profits to help her cope with her family expenses, in particular to pay her water and electricity bills. Her project for the future is to finish the construction of her home.
Madame Coumba est réside au Sénégal. C’est une femme mariée qui exerce l’activité de commerce pour subvenir aux besoins de sa famille. Elle évolue depuis plus de 30 vans dans la vente de produits détergents (savon en poudre, eau de javel …etc.) et de produits alimentaires tels que piment, poivre. Elle sollicite au guichet de l’U-IMCEC où elle est membre, un prêt d’un montant de 100.000 francs CFA en vue de renforcer son fond de roulement et développer son activité de commerce. Elle espère accroitre ses bénéfices pour mieux faire face a ses charges familiales, notamment le règlement des paiements de factures d’eau et d’électricité. Son projet futur est de terminer la construction de sa maison.

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
  • 490.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Coumba to buy detergents, pepper and chili for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013