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Mrs. Aissata is a 48-years-old married mother who has been active in her business for more than three years. She buys all kinds of fabric she then makes into woven pagnes (colorful West-African fabric) and sells them in the surrounding area.

She needs to buy items such as thread and fabric needed to make pagnes. This is why she is requesting a loan of 150,000 FCFA to achieve her objectives.

Aissata has no financial obligations as her husband takes care of daily household expenditures. She belongs to a tontine (savings group) to which she contributes at the end of each month. Some day the benefits will enable her to further bolster her activities at zero percent interest rate.
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Madame Aissata âgée de 48 ans, mariée et mère de famille s’active dans le commerce depuis plus de 3 ans. Elle achète des tissus de toute variété qu’elle confectionne en pagne tissés et qu’elle revend dans les environs. Elle a besoin d’acheter la garniture comme du fil, du tissu dont elle a besoin pour la confection de ces pagnes c’est pourquoi elle sollicite un crédit de 150000F CFA afin de pouvoir réaliser ses objectifs. Aissata n’a pas de charge car c’est son mari qui s’occupe de la dépense quotidienne du foyer. Elle n’a qu’une tontine qu’elle cotise à la fin de chaque mois et dont les fruits lui permettront un jour de renforcer plus son activité à un taux zéro.

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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
  • $13,894,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Aissata buy fabrics and sewing material, to make pagnes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013