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Madame Absa is married and mother to seven children; she is 50 years old and experienced in the sale of vegetables and fish products. Her main responsibility is to support her husband with the daily expenses. Absa has 20 years of experience in this business. She starts work in the market at 8am and finishes at 3pm. Despite her age, Absa is courageous and plans to use this loan to increase her revenue in order to meet demand and also to improve the living conditions of her family. She wants to renovate her bedroom and strengthen her business.
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Madame Absa est une femme mariée et mère de 7 enfants; elle est agée de 50 ans et evolue dans la vente des légumes et produits halieutiques. Son principale charge est de soutenir son mari dans les dépenses quotidiennes. Absa a une expérience de 20 ans dans son activité, elle vient au marché à 8h pour le quitter à 15h. Malgré son age, Absa est brave et avec ce prêt, elle compte augmenter ses revenus pour satisfaire sa demande et ensuite améliorer les conditions de vie de sa famille. Elle souhaite réhabiliter sa chambre et renforcer 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
  • 92
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,881,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $75 helped Absa to buy and sell vegetables and fish products in a municipal market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013