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Sope Mame Diarra Group
In this Group: Aminata, Marème, Fatou, Penda, Salimata, Fary, Fatou, Amy
The Sope Mame Diarra loan group has eight female members who all live in the same house. They are all related, and are part of a large association where they all take turns to give each other small loans. All of the group’s members work in small-scale retail.

The group’s representative is called Aminata. She is around 50 years of age, and has worked selling fabrics since 1986. Right now, with the upcoming Tabaski festival, she will be able to buy fabric, shoes and bed linen for resale.

Aminata is married and a mother, although she only needs to provide for herself. Her future plan is to build her own home, which she will then rent out to diversify her sources of income.
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Le groupe de crédit Sope Mame Diarra regroupe huit femmes qui logent dans la même maison et qui sont parentés. Elles font partis d’une grande association dans laquelle elles se faisaient de petits crédits tournants entre elles. Elles s’activent toute dans le petit commerce.
Elles ont comme responsable la dame Aminata, âgée de la cinquantaine, et qui s’active dans le commerce de tissus depuis 1986. Avec cette période qui coïncide avec les fêtes de Tabaski, elle va pouvoir acheter des tissus, des chaussures, des draps de lit pour les revendre.
Aminata est mariée et mère de famille, elle n’a pas de charge sinon ses propres besoins.
Elle a comme ambition de construire sa maison et de la mettre en location pour augmenter ses sources de revenus.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 484.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sope Mame Diarra Group's $1,675 loan helped a member to buy shoes, fabric and bed linen for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2013
Oct 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014