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Oumou Samba
Mrs. Oumou is a great 65-year-old lady who is a dyer by profession and is involved in selling dyed fabrics. She has 30 years' experience in the business.

She is married and mother of three children aged 40, 35 and 25 years. She manages her family responsibilities.

She starts her day at 8 am to finish at 12 noon. Mrs. Oumou is requesting this loan to increase her stock of goods and meet the needs of her customers.

In the future she wants to open a shop to improve her family's living conditions and sustain her business.
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Madame OUMOU est une grande dame âgée de 65 ans qui est teinturière de profession et qui évolue dans vente des tissus teints. Elle a une expérience de 30ans dans son activité, mariée et mère de 03 grands enfants âgés entre 40 35 et 25 ans. Elle gère ses charges familiales. Elle commence sa journée à 8h pour la terminer à 12h. OUMOU sollicite ce prêt pour augmenter son stock de marchandises et subvenir aux besoins de ses clients. A l'avenir elle souhaite ouvrir un boutique pour améliorer les conditions de vie de sa famille et pérenniser 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
  • $13,835,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Oumou Samba buy fabrics to be dyed and resold to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014