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Marième is 47 years old, married, and the mother of four children. She buys various goods such as jewelry, shoes and incense and resells them within her circle of acquaintances. She has a stall at the local market, and she has been involved in this type of activity for more than 15 years.

She has requested a loan of 500,000 CFA francs in order to strengthen her commercial activity and increase her stock. She helps her husband to cover the family's day-to-day expenses, since she is the one paying the electricity bills.

Her future project is to open a shop, in order to diversify her goods and services.
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Madame Marième, âgée de 47 ans est mariée et mère de 4 enfants. Elle fait du commerce de divers produits comme des bijoux, des chaussures, de l’encens qu’elle va revendre dans son entourage. Elle possède une place au marché du quartier. Cela fait plus de 15 ans qu’elle s’active dans le commerce. Elle vient solliciter un crédit de 500000F CFA afin de renforcer son commerce et d’augmenter son stock. Elle appuie son mari dans les charges quotidiennes de la famille, car c’est elle qui s’occupe de payer les frais d’électricité.
Elle a comme projet futur d’ouvrir une autre boutique pour diversifier ses produits et services.

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
  • 37
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Marième to buy various goods such as shoes, jewelry and incense for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014