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Salamata Samba
Mrs. Salamata is a 48-year-old lady who is single with no children. She has been selling things for more than 5 years, since she got started at a very young age. She starts her day at 8am and finishes it at 5pm. She is on her 3rd loan at IMCEC and would like to have it renewed to buy merchandise to satisfy her clientele. With this loan, she is going to get some powdered soap, milk, oil, and orange candy, which she will sell in the neighborhood. Salamata has nobody under her care and works to be able to diversify her products and services. She does this to meet her needs, and sometimes to help pay for her family’s electricity bill. In the future, she hopes to have a place at the market and to increase her merchandise stock.
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Madame SALAMATA est une dame âgée de 48 ans, célibataire sans enfant. Elle s’active dans le commerce depuis plus de 05 ans maintenant, car elle a démarré dès l’âge très jeune. Elle commence sa journée à 8h pour la terminer à 17h. Elle est à son 3ème crédit à l’IMCEC et aimerait avoir un renouvellement pour acheter de la marchandise et satisfaire sa clientèle. Avec le crédit, elle va se procurer des savons en poudre, du lait, de l’huile, des bonbons clémentine qu’elle va revendre dans le voisinage.
SALAMATA n’a pas de charges et travaille pour diversifier les produits et services. Et cela, elle le fait pour subvenir à ses besoins, parfois elle participe à la facture d’électricité de sa famille. A l’avenir elle souhaite avoir une place au marché et augmenter son stock de marchandises

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
  • 47
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 486.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Salamata Samba to buy sugar, orange candy, soap, and onions to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 2, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014