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Fama is 45 years old and married with one child who is ten years of age. She has been a merchant for more than ten years. Fama is very active throughout the day. Her products for sale currently include broiler chickens, jewelry and fabric.

Fama is a newly registered client of IMCEC, and has only been a member since March of 2013. She is seeking a loan of 400,000 FCFA in order to purchase dyed fabrics.

With the income she earns through her business, Fama can help her husband with the daily household expenses. She is also the one who pays for the education fees of their child. Fama hopes to someday open a canteen and expand her business to include the sale of shoes and other varieties of fabric.
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Madame Fama, âgé de 45 ans mariée et mère d’un enfant de 10 ans s’active dans le commerce depuis plus de 10 ans. Elle est active pendant toute journée. Elle fait de la vente de poulet de chair, de bijoux et de tissus.
Fama est une cliente nouvellement inscrit à l’IMCEC seulement depuis Mars 2013, elle vient solliciter un crédit de 400000F CFA pour aller acheter des tissus teints.
Avec les revenus de son activité, Fama peut appuyer son mari dans la gestion de la maison, d’ailleurs c’est elle qui s’occupe de la scolarité de son enfant.
Elle désire avoir une cantine et diversifier son activité en vendant des chaussures et d’autres variétés de tissus.

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
  • 46
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD
A loan of $800 helped Fama to purchase broiler chickens, jewelry and fabric.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 1, 2013