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Awa is a widow and the mother of 3 children. She lives in a community in the area that the UIMCEC branch is located in. She manages group meetings at her home and at her own expense. She needs the loan in order to buy fabric that she makes into dresses, shirts and trousers that she then sells to her customers.

Awa has a shop located at her community's market. She starts her workdays at 9 in the morning and finishes at midnight. She is the one who covers her family's daily expenditures. She has 9 years experience in her line of work. She would like to increase her income so that she can increase her working capital.
Madame Awa est une veuve et mère de 3 enfants, elle habite dans une commune de la région ou se situe le Guichet. Elle gere des groupements chez elle et a son propre compte.Elle a besoin de ce crédit pour acheter des tissus qu'elle confectionne en robes, chemises, pagnes et pantalons qu'elle revende à ses clients.
Awa a un magasin dans le marché de sa commune et commence sa journée à 9h pour la terminer à 00h.C'est elle qui assure les dépenses quotidiennes de sa petite famille. Awa a une expérience de 9 ans dans son activité. Elle souhaiterait augmenter ses revenus pour améliorer son fonds de roulement.

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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
  • $13,835,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Awa to buy fabric which she will make into shirts, dresses, wrappers and trousers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014