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Aminata is a 48-year-old woman who is a widowed mother. She has been a retailer for 5 years. She started her business with her own funds and a small income of 100 000 francs. Thanks to this loan, she will be able to buy fabric for resale. As a widow, she is self-sufficient and also lives with her 60-year-old mother. She currently only has one dream; to open a small stall at the market selling feminine products.

Madame Aminata est une dame âgée de 48 ans qui est veuve et mère de famille. Elle s’active depuis 5 ans dans le commerce. Activité qu’elle a démarrée avec ses propres moyens et un maigre revenu de100000F CFA. Grace au crédit, elle va pouvoir acheter des tissus et revendre. Avec son statut de veuve, elle se prend en charge et vit aussi avec sa mère de 60 ans.
Présentement, elle ne rêve que d’une chose, celle d’ouvrir une cantine de vente de produits féminins dans le marché.

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

  • $1,759
    Average annual income
  • 43
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,001,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Aminata to buy fabrics for resale at the market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014