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Miss Oulimata lives in Senegal. For the past two years this young woman managed to meet her personal needs through her activity as a seamstress. Her concern is about buying fabric with which she makes clothes for sale.

She is a member at one of the the U-IMCEC branches where she is requesting a loan of 100,000 CFA francs. She plans to use this loan to buy fabric which will increase the choice of ready-to-wear clothing she can offer her customers.

Therefore improving earnings allows her to continue to participate in managing family responsibilities but also to save money. Projects for the future stem from her wish to expand her business activities.
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Mademoiselle Oulimata habite au Sénégal. C’est une jeune femme qui arrive à subvenir à ses besoins personnels grâce à son activité de couturière qu’elle exerce depuis presque 02 ans. Sa préoccupation consiste à acheter des tissus qu’elle confectionne et expose à la vente. Elle est membre au niveau de l’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC où elle sollicite un crédit d’un montant de 100.000 francs CFA. Elle a l’intention d’utiliser ce prêt pour acheter les tissus qui lui permettront d’augmenter les propositions de prêts a porter qu’elle offre à sa clientèle. Par conséquent, l’amélioration de ses gains lui permettra de continuer de participer dans la gestion des charges familiales mais aussi d’épargner de l’argent. Son projet dans le futur s’inscrit dans le cadre de son désir de développer davantage son activité.

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
  • 42
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,487,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 506.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Oulimata buy fabric to make clothing and to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 23, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014