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Mrs. Amy has been an entrepreneur for over five years. She is 41 years old and lives together with her children. She is married, but her husband is currently in Switzerland. This does not stop her from keeping active and managing the household as she waits for to her husband to send some money for everyday expenses. She rents a small store in the market, where she offers traditional wax cloth and Khartoum fabrics for sale. She is now on her fourth loan cycle with IMCEC and is seeking a loan of 250,000 West African francs to buy more fabric and replenish her merchandise stock. Customer demand is there, but if she can’t offer what’s needed, customers may go elsewhere. Amy begins her work day at 9 AM and ends at 5 PM. In the future, she would like to diversify her activities and sell cosmetic products as well.
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Madame AMY est commerçante de profession depuis plus de cinq ans déjà .Elle est âgée de 41 ans et vit avec ses enfants car AMY est mariée mais son époux se trouve actuellement en Suisse. Cela ne l’empêche pas d’être active et de gérer le foyer en attendant que le mari lui envoie de l’argent pour la dépense quotidienne. Elle loue une cantine, ou elle a exposé des tissus, wax, Khartoum, destinés à la vente. Elle est présentement à son 4ème crédit à l’IMCEC et sollicite un montant de 250.000FCFA pour l’achat d’autres tissus pour le renforcement de son stock de marchandises. La clientèle est présente, mais à défaut d’avoir le nécessaire, elle peut aller voir ailleurs. AMY commence sa journée à 09h et la termine à 17h. Dans l’avenir, elle aimerait diversifier son activité et vendre des produits cosmétiques.

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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
  • 48
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,535,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Amy to buy traditional fabric for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014