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Rokhaya
Rokhaya lives in Senegal. She is divorced and is involved in a commercial activity which allows her to take part in the management of the day-to-day expenses. For over ten years now, she has been selling local products such as palm oil, dried and smoked fish etc. She works from 8AM until 6PM.

Rokhaya is a client of one of the branches of the UIMCEC and she has already taken a loan from this institution. She is requesting a new loan of 150,000 CFA francs which will be used to buy local products for resale, as part of her commercial activity.

Thanks to this loan, Rokhaya will be able to meet her customers' increasing demand, and her activity will become more profitable. Consequently, this loan will also help her to expand her business, to diversify the products that she sells (she would like to start selling potatoes and onions), to increase the number of her employees, to cover her children's school fees and improve her family's diet.

In the future, she would like to buy a house for her children. She would also like to be able to send them abroad for their studies.
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Madame Rokhaya vit au Sénégal. Elle est divorcée et exerce une activité commerciale à travers laquelle elle arrive à participer a la gestion de la dépense quotidienne. Cela fait plus de 10 ans qu’elle s’adonne a la vente de produits locaux tels que :huile de palme, poissons séchés et fumés…etc. Elle démarre sa journée de travail a 08 heures du matin pour la terminer a 18 heures. Elle adhère à l’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC où elle a déjà obtenu un prêt antérieur. Elle sollicite un nouveau prêt d’un montant de 150.000 francs CFA prévu pour s’approvisionner en produits locaux a revendre pour les besoins de son commerce. Ce prêt lui donnera l’opportunité de satisfaire la demande croissante de sa clientèle et d’augmenter les bénéfices qu’elle réalise a travers son activité. Par conséquent elle pourra alors avoir la possibilité d’élargir son activité, de diversifier les produits qu’elle commercialise( démarrage de la vente de pommes de terre et d’oignons), d’augmenter le nombre de ses employés, de supporter les frais de scolarité de ses enfants et enfin améliorer les conditions alimentaires de sa famille. Dans le futur, elle aimerait bien acquérir une maison pour ses enfants et avoir la possibilité de les envoyer à l’étranger pour leurs études.

Additional Information

About UIMCEC

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
  • 35
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,284,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Rokhaya to buy local goods for resale (palm oil, fish..).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 21, 2013
Listed
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 20, 2013