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The loan seeker is a married woman who works with her husband, selling gum arabic. He buys the goods from the northern part of the country and his wife is in charge of selling them. Having put some profits aside, she has managed to save up to buy a plot of land and is building a three-roomed dwelling there. Her business enables her to see to her own needs and those of her two daughters. She is seeking a 250,000F loan in order to purchase 300kg of gum arabic, jujub (a date plant) and a water collection basin. Her goal is to build a large house and house her family there.
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L'emprunteuse est une femme mariée qui pratique avec son époux l'activité de commerce de gomme arabique.Ce dernier achète le produit au nord du pays et son épouse se charge de la vente.Ayant épargné sur ses bénéfices, elle a acheté une parcelle de terrain et y a construit trois pièces.Son activité lui permet également de prendre en charge ses besoins et ceux de ses deux filles.Elle sollicite un pret de 250 000f pour acheter 300 kg de gomme arabique,du jujub et du "sump".Son ambition est de construire une grande maison et y loger sa famille.

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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
  • 1
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,265,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 452.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Fama to purchase 300kg of gum arabic, jujube (a type of date plant) and a water collection basin.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 11, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012