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This borrower is a married woman and the mother of a four-year-old child. With the support of her husband who is a teacher, she bought a refrigerator which has allowed her to go into the business of selling ice cream. She also sells perfumes on credit. Her income allows her not only to improve the quality of food for her family but also to meet her own needs. She is requesting a loan of 100,000 frs. through l’UIMCEC to buy three cases of perfume along with sugar and agricultural products for making ice cream. Her ambition is to open a small restaurant at the main market where she lives.
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L'emprunteuse est une femme marié mère d'un enfant de quatre ans.Avec l'appui de son mari enseignant, elle a acheté un réfrigérateur ce qui lui a permis de faire du commerce de créme glacée.Elle vend aussi des parfums à crédit.Ses revenus lui permettent non seulement d'améliorer l'alimentation de la famille mais aussi de satisfaire ses propres besoins.Elle sollicite un pret de 100000f auprés de l'UIMCEC pour acheter trois caisses de parfums ainsi que du sucre et des produits agricoles pour préparer de la créme .Elle ambitionne d'ouvrir une cantine au marhé central de sa localité.

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
  • 1
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,175,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 483.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Marietou to buy three cases of perfume along with sugar and agricultural products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012