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Astou is married and she lives in Senegal. She has been involved in retail for the past ten years and sells "thioubs" (dyed boubous) and natural hair.

She is a client of the UIMCEC branch located not far from here she lives. She is requesting a loan of 700,000 francs to purchase some goods for resale. She is also planning to diversify her business and to start selling handbags and shoes, in order to meet her customers' demand.

With increased profits, she wants to save some money and contribute to the improvement of her family's food conditions. Her ambition is to have a store.
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La dame Astou est mariée et vit au Sénégal. Elle évolue dans le secteur du commerce depuis 10 ans et vend des thioubs (boubous teintés) et des cheveux naturels. Elle est membre du guichet de l’UIMCEC qui se situe non loin de là ou elle loge . Elle sollicite un crédit de 700 000 prévu pour l’achat de marchandises a revendre. Elle compte aussi les diversifier en démarrant la vente de sac s a mains et de chaussures afin de répondre a la demande de sa clientèle. Avec l’accroissement de ses profits elle veut épargner de l’argent et aussi participer a l’amélioration des conditions alimentaires de sa famille. Elle projette d’acquérir un magasin.

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
  • 47
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 511.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,375 helped Astou to buy some dyed fabrics, natural hair, handbags and shoes for resale.
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
Jun 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 1, 2013