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Ms. MBERRY is an unmarried woman who has been living in Senegal for a long time. She has been active in commerce for ten years selling 'thioups' or dyed 'boubous' (long flowing outfits). The income her business brings in enables her to cover some of her needs, such as transportation costs. She is a member of a U-IMCEC branch where she has already repaid ten previous loans. She is currently requesting a loan of 300,000 francs for purchasing 'thioups' to sell. Her goal is to expand her business to make it more profitable. She plans to diversify the merchandise she sells with the increase in profits from selling perfumes. Thus, she would like to save some money in order to obtain a plot of land in the future.
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Mademoiselle MBERRY est une femme célibataire, elle habite au Sénégal depuis longtemps. Elle s’active dans le secteur du commerce depuis 10 ans. Son activité consiste à vendre de thioups ou boubous teintés, et les revenus qui découlent de son activité lui permettent de prendre en charge une partie de ses besoins personnels comme le transport. C’est un ancien membre du guichet de l’UIMCEC ou elle est membre et ou elle a déjà remboursé 10 crédits antérieurs. Actuellement elle sollicite un crédit de 300 000 frs prévu pour acheter des thioups a revendre. Son objectif est d’élargir son activité de commerce pour la rendre plus rentable. Elle projette de diversifier les marchandises qu’elle commercialise avec l’augmentation de ses bénéfices en démarrant la vente de parfums. Par la même occasion elle souhaite épargner de l’argent pour avoir un terrain dans le futur.

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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

  • $1,759
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,288,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mberry to purchase 'thioups' to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014