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Fatoumata, age 38, has been a merchant for ten years. She's married and the mother of three children.

She gets her supplies in Southern Senegal, usually in Casamance, where she buys palm oil, honey, peanut paste, and millet, that she resells in her town, where she has many customers.

Thanks to this loan, she will fulfill an order from the neighborhood.

Fatoumata does not have fixed expenses to cover, and works in order to improve her family's standard of living. She dreams to be able to bolster her business.
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Fatoumata est une jeune dame de 38ans qui fait du commerce depuis 10ans. Elle est mariée et mère de 3 enfants .Elle se ravitaille au sud du Sénégal, en Casamance, ou elle achète de l’huile de palme, du miel, des pates d’arachides, du mil qu’elle revend chez elle ou elle compte beaucoup de clients. Avec le crédit elle va honorer commande du quartier.
Fatoumata n’a pas de charges sinon qu’elle travaille pour améliorer les conditions de vie de sa famille. Elle rêve de pouvoir avoir une plus grande capacité de fonctionnement.

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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
  • 25
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,758,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD