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Mrs. Aminata is a married woman who lives in Senegal. She has been a hairdresser while also selling fabrics, perfumes and other cosmetic products for over five years. She runs her own beauty salon.

She is a member of a local U-IMCEC branch where she is seeking a loan of 200,000 FCFA to stock up on fabrics, perfumes, and beauty products for her business. Her goal is to fully meet customer demand. She also hopes that an increase in her profits will help to strengthen her working capital.

In the long term, she wants to own a larger, highly popular beauty shop.
Madame Aminata habite au Sénégal. C’est une femme mariée qui s’adonne a la coiffure et a la vente de tissus et parfums et autres produits cosmétiques depuis plus de 5 ans. Elle gère son propre salon de coiffure. Elle est membre de l’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC où elle sollicite un prêt d’un montant de 200.000 francs CFA. Ce crédit sera utilisé pour acheter des tissus, des parfums et des produits cosmétiques pour les besoins de son salon de coiffure. Son objectif est de satisfaire au maximum la demande de sa clientèle. Elle espère aussi pouvoir renforcer son fond de roulement grâce à l’accroissement de ses bénéfices. Elle projet futur consiste a acquérir un nouveau salon plus grand, d’une très grande notoriété.

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
  • 91
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,894,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 492.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Aminata to buy fabrics, perfumes and beauty products for resale in her salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013