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Khady is a 50-year old married lady who has four children - the eldest of whom is 22 and the youngest is 16. She is a former customer of the branch and has benefited from 3 loans from this institution. She is a trader and has gained almost 15 years experience in this field that consists of going to buy goods (textiles, handbags, shoes ...). To do this, she sources her goods from a country neighbouring Senegal: The Gambia.
Khady does not have anyone to support but works to diversify her products and services and to improve her living conditions.
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Khady est une dame de 50 ans qui est mariée et mère de 4 enfants dont l’ainé a 22 ans et le cadet, 16. C’est aussi une ancienne cliente du guichet et elle a eu à bénéficier de 3 crédits au sein de cette même institution. Elle est marchande, et a acquis une expérience de près de 15 ans dans ce domaine qui consiste à aller acheter des marchandises (tissus, sacs à main, chaussures...). Pour cela, elle s’approvisionne en dehors du pays dans un pays limitrophe du Sénégal : la Gambie.
Khady n’a pas de charge mais travaille à diversifier ses produits et services et à améliorer ses conditions de vie.

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
  • $15,265,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 488.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Khady to buy various goods in the Gambia (textiles, handbags, shoes) for resale in Senegal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 24, 2013