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Mrs. Mariame lives near our branch office. She is married and has one 12-year old child. She is a vendor and sells fabric and shoes. Mariame has two years of experience in this work. She works from 5 to 7 PM as she is the one taking care of the household chores. She helps her husband with household expenses and her children’s school costs. She need this loan in order to expand her merchandise stock and meet customer demand. In the future, she would like to open a shop specializing in high-quality fabric in order to be able to increase her revenues and improve her family’s life conditions.
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Madame Mariame est une femme qui habite dans le quartier ou se situe le guichet. Elle est mariée et mère d'un seul enfant de 12ans. Elle est commerçante de profession et évolue dans la vente de tissus et chaussures. Mariame a une expérience de 2ans dans cet activité et commence sa journée à 17 pour la terminer à 19h car c'est elle qui fait le ménage chez elle à la maison. Elle aide son mari dans la gestion des dépenses quotidiennes de la famille et les frais de scolarité de son enfants. Elle a besoin de ce crédit pour augmenter son stock de marchandises et satisfaire sa clientèle. A l'avenir elle souhaite ouvrir une boutique spécialisée dans la vente de tissus de grandes valeurs afin de pourvoir augmenter ses revenus et améliorer les conditions de vie de sa famille;

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
  • 40
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,535,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 494.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mariame to buy fabric and shoes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014