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Sokhna   Coumba
Sokhna is a woman who runs a business selling smoked fish, dried fish and vegetables. She has a table in the market in her town and gets her supplies 15 km away from her village, in a large fishing town where the first president of Senegal was born. She transports her produce on the carts which go up and down the construction sites through the scrubland. This work is very hard for her, but nevertheless enables her to provide for her needs and those of her children, notably their school fees, clothing and health. In order to strengthen her business, she is requesting a loan of 230,000 francs to buy a large quantity of smoked and dried fish. Her ambition is to be able to sells her products in other regions of the country.
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Sokhna est une femme qui exerce un commerce de poisson fumé, de poisson séché et de légumes.Elle tient une table au marché sa localité.Elle s'approvisionne à 15 km de son village, dans une grande ville de pêche qui a vu naître le premier président du Sénégal. Elle transporte ses produits sur des charrettes qui arpentent des chantiers à travers la brousse.Ce travail très dure pour elle, lui permet néanmoins de prendre en charge ses besoins et ceux de ses enfants notamment leurs frais de scolarité, d'habillement et de santé.Afin de renforcer son fonds de commerce, elle sollicite un pret de 230 000f pour acheter une bonne quantité de poisson fumé et de poisson séché. Son ambition est de commercialiser ses produits dans les autres régions du pays.

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
  • 0
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,218,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Sokhna Coumba to buy a large quantity of smoked and dried fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2012
Mar 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013