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Khady is 44 years old and has been in retail for over five years. She is married and has three children. At first, she used to sell only incense, but now she also sells dyed cloth, soap and other products from Mali. She works from 10 AM to 1 PM in order to take care of her household duties later on. She helps her husband provide for the household in order to improve the family’s nutrition. She believes that, if she had a store, she would sell more merchandise.
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Khady est âgée de 44 ans et elle s’active dans le commerce depuis plus de 5 ans. Elle est mariée et mère de 3 enfants. Au début, elle ne faisait que de la vente d’encens, maintenant, elle y a associé les tissus teints, le savon et d’autres produits venant du Mali. Elle travaille de 10h à 13h pour ensuite vaquer à ses taches ménagères. Elle appui son mari dans les charges de la maison afin d’améliorer les conditions alimentaires du foyer.
Elle croit que si elle avait un magasin, ses affaires marcheraient plus.

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
  • 49
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Khady to buy dyed cloth, soap, incenses and other merchandise from Mali.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014