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Ms. Maimouna, a 27-year-old woman, is married and the mother of one child. To alleviate the concerns of having nothing to do and to address the need to manage sundry personal problems of hers, Maimouna has started working in the commerce of various goods. She can sell anything that can generate a profit for her. She is requesting a loan to purchase incense, sandals that are special ordered, and some scarves, which she offers to her customers. Thanks to her small profits, she can support herself and her husband too in covering family expenses. Her greatest dream is to acquire her own house.
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Madame Maimouna, une dame de 27 ans, est mariée et mère d’un enfant de 1 enfant. Pour pallier à l’ennui de ne rien faire et au besoin de régler tout ces petits problèmes personnelles, Maimouna est entré dans le commerce de divers produits. Elle peut vendre tout ce qui peut lui générer un profit. Elle sollicite un crédit pour acheter de l’encens, des sandales qu’on lui commande, des écharpes, qu’elle propose à sa clientèle. C’est grâce à ses petits bénéfices qu’elle peut se prendre en charge et appuyer son mari aussi dans les charges familiales.
Son rêve le plus cher serait d’acquérir une maison à elle.

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
  • 40
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,279,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 510.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Maimouna to purchase various goods: incense, sandals, scarves, ... to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2013
Jun 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014