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Mariam is a married woman who lives in Senegal. She is actively involved in raising livestock and has been working as a poultry farmer for five years. She is a client of one of the branches of the UIMCEC, and she is requesting a loan of 300,000 CFA francs to place an order of young chickens and buy chicken feed.

Mariam wants to increase her production in order to meet her customers' increasing demand. As a result, this will allow her to increase her profits, improve her family's food conditions and further strengthen her working capital.

Mariam would like to have a much larger farm, so that she could increase her poultry production.
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Madame Mariam est une femme mariée qui vit au Sénégal. Elle s’active dans le secteur de l’élevage et pratique l’aviculture depuis 5 ans. Elle est membre à l’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC et elle sollicite un crédit de 300.000 francs CFA pour commander des poussins et acheter des aliments pour leur nourriture. Son intention est d’augmenter sa production pour satisfaire la demande croissante de sa clientèle. Par conséquent elle pourra accroitre ses bénéfices et contribuer a l’amélioration des conditions alimentaires de sa famille et renforcer davantage son fond de roulement. Il souhaite disposer d’un locale beaucoup plus grand pour augmenter sa productivité en poulets.

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
  • 44
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mariam to buy young chickens and chicken feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014