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Oumou Koussoum
Oumou is a 37-year-old woman who is married and the mother of a single child who is 14 years old. She sells fabric and ready to wear clothing in a shop as well as in a local market. Oumou is requesting this loan of 150,000 francs CFA to increase her stock of merchandise and to diversify her business. She begins her day at 9am and works until 2pm. She hopes to become self-sustaining so she no longer needs the help of loans, and to improve the living conditions of her family.
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Oumou est une femme qui est à sa 37ème année. Elle est mariée et mère d’un seul enfant qui est agé de 14ans. Oumou est une commerçante de tissus et de prêt à porter qu’elle vend dans son magasin sis dans un marché de la commune. Elle demande ce crédit d’un mon tant de 150.000F pour augmenter son stock de marchandise et diversifier son activité. Elle commence sa journée à 9h et la termine à 14h. Oumou souhaite la pérennisation pour ne plus avoir besoin de l’aide des crédits 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
  • 37
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 489.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Oumou Koussoum to purchase ready-to-wear clothing and fabric for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2013
Nov 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014