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Mairam is a 51-year-old lady who lives in a town in Senegal. She is married and has been working in commerce for 10 years. She sells seafood, palm oil, brooms and smoked fish. She chose this business because she had the opportunity to work in cooperation with a friend based in another region of the country who sends her products. Mairam has been a member of one of U-IMCEC's offices since May 2003 and she has already repaid four previous loans. She is requesting this loan for 100,000 francs to buy products to sell. Her goal is to strengthen her stock of products in order to make better profits from her retail business.
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Madame Mairam est une dame de 51 ans qui vit dans l’une des localités du territoire Sénégalais. Elle est mariée et s’active depuis 10 ans dans le commerce et la vente de fruits de mer, d’huile de palme, de balaies et de poisons séchés. Elle a choisi cette activité par opportunité en collaboration avec une amie basée dans une région du pays qui lui envoie les produits. Elle est sociétaire de l’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC depuis mai 2003 ou elle a déjà remboursé 4 prêts antérieurs. Elle sollicite un crédit de 100 000 frs prévu pour l’achat de produits qu’elle commercialise. Son but est de renforcer son stock de produits afin de mieux rentabiliser son activité de commerce.

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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
  • 22
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,744,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 477.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD