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Ms. SOKHNA is a Senegalese woman who is married. For four years, she has been working in the education sector as a teacher. Concurrently, she has a business selling cosmetic products. The income she earns enables her to support her family as far as nutrition. She has four years of experience in this business. She would like to bolster her business and her profits, so as to be able to begin selling shoes. For the future, she plans to expand her shop.
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Madame SOKHNA est une sénégalaise mariée. Depuis 4 ans elle évolue dans le secteur de l’éducation comme enseignante. Parallèlement elle pratique une double activité de commerce et de vente de produits cosmétiques. Les revenus qu’elle gagne lui permettent de soutenir sa famille dans la gestion de la nourriture. Elle a une expérience de 4 ans dans son activité de commerce. Elle souhaite renforcer son activité et ses bénéfices de sorte à pouvoir entamer la commercialisation de chaussures. Son projet dans le futur consiste à agrandir sa boutique.

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
  • 43
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,529,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sokhna to purchase cosmetic products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014