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Denise Mané
Denise Mané is 42 years of age, married and the mother of seven children. She is living a few kilometers from the IMCEC branch located in her area. She is a resourceful woman who sells palm oil and peanut paste, and has been in this business for over 15 years. She started with a small amount of her own capital. She makes ​​the journey herself to purchase her merchandise and brings it back to the neighborhood where the majority of her customers are located.

She helps her husband with the household expenses and is also responsible for the education of her children; she pays for their reinforcement classes. She hopes to someday become a large retailer and open a store where she can stock merchandise, as she would also like to sell brooms, nététou (a traditional sauce) that is used in the preparation of many Senegalese dishes, and dried and smoked fish.
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Âgée de 42 ans, la dame Denise Mané, est mariée et mère de 7 enfants. Elle loge a environ quelques km du guichet de IMCEC qui se trouve dans cette localité. Elle est une femme débrouillarde qui s’active dans le commerce d’huile de palme et de pâte d’arachide et cela depuis plus de 15 ans. Elle a démarré avec un faible capital et avec ses propres moyens. Elle fait le voyage elle-même pour aller chercher la marchandise et venir la placer dans le voisinage où elle compte la majorité de sa clientèle. Elle appuie son époux dans la gestion de la maison et s’occupe aussi de la scolarité de ses enfants : elle leur paie des cours de renforcement.
Elle désire devenir une grande commerçante et ouvrir un magasin pour stocker la marchandise car elle aimerait aussi vendre des balaies, du nététou qui entre dans la préparation de beaucoup de plats sénégalais, du poisson séché et fumé.

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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
  • 35
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Denise Mané to purchase palm oil and peanut paste for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014