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Mrs. Diatta lives in Senegal. She is married, with children. She has a business selling bed linens, dishes and other miscellaneous items, which brings in an income allowing her to help provide for everyday family needs. She has over 10 years of experience in her retail business. She is a member of a branch of U-IMCEC, where she has requested a loan of 300,000 [West African francs] with the goal of diversifying her stock and expanding her business. She would like to start selling perfumes and body lotion. Her revenue growth will allow her to bolster her savings and help improve the nutrition of her family. Her project for the future is to open a store in order to develop her business further.
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Madame Diatta habite au Sénégal. Elle est mariée et mère famille. Elle exerce une activité commerciale de vente de draps, de vaissellerie et autres produits divers qui lui procurent des revenus qui lui permettent de participer à la satisfaction des besoins quotidiens de sa famille. Elle capitalise une expérience de plus de 10 ans dans son activité de commerce. Elle est membre de l’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC où elle sollicite un crédit de 300 000 dans le but de diversifier ses produits pour élargir son activité. Elle souhaite démarrer la vente de parfums et de lait. L’accroissement de ses bénéfices lui permettra de renforcer son épargne et de contribuer a l’amélioration des conditions alimentaires de sa famille. Son projet futur est d’acquérir une boutique pour développer davantage son commerce.

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
  • 89
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,894,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Diatta to buy fabric, perfume and body lotions to strengthen and diversify her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014