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Yaye Diakhou
Yaye Diakhou lives in Senegal. She is a widow, and she is involved in retail business, an activity which allows her to provide for her family's daily needs. For more than ten years now, she has been selling food products such as onions, potatoes etc.

In order to boost her working capital and to develop her commercial activity, she is requesting a new loan of 300,000 CFA francs from the branch of the UIMCEC where she is a client. She will use her loan to buy onions and potatoes for resale.

Yaye Diakhou hopes to make more profits in order to better cover her family's expenses (food costs, water and electricity bills). In the future, she would like to find a shop where she could store her products.
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Madame Yaye Diakhou habite au Sénégal. Elle est veuve et exerce l’activité de commerce pour subvenir aux besoins quotidiens de sa famille. Elle évolue depuis plus de 10 ans dans la vente de denrées alimentaires telles qu’oignons, pomme de terre…etc. Elle sollicite, au guichet de l’U-IMCEC où elle est membre, un prêt d’un montant de 300.000 francs CFA afin de renforcer son fond de roulement et développer son activité commerciale. Le financement est prévu pour l’achat d’oignons et de pommes de terre destinés à la vente. Elle espère accroitre ses bénéfices de telle sorte qu’elle puisse mieux faire face à ses charges familiales notamment la nourriture, les factures d’eau et d’électricité. Son projet futur est de trouver un magasin qui lui permettra de stocker ses produits.

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
  • 35
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Yaye Diakhou to buy food supplies (onions and potatoes) for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014