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Marième is a 64-year-old woman who has been actively involved in retail business for the past 10 years. She is married and has a family.

She buys and sells various products such as palm oil and dyed fabrics. In spite of her age, she also commutes between Senegal and Mauritania to buy soap, milk, jars of mayonnaise (all products that are cheaper in Mauritania). This is actually why she is requesting a loan.

In order to diversify her sources of income, Marième also works at a local grain processing plant.

She has no extra charges and uses her income to contribute to family expenses. She works to provide better living conditions for her family.
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Marième est une dame de 64 ans, qui s’active dans le commerce depuis 10 ans. Elle est mariée et mère de famille. Elle achète et vend des produits divers : de l’huile de palme, des tissus teintés. Malgré son âge, elle fait aussi la navette entre le Sénégal et la Mauritanie pour chercher des produits comme du savon, du lait, de la mayonnaise en pot, qui sont des produits qui se vendent pas chers là bas ; c’est d’ailleurs le but de son prêt. Dans le but de diversifier aussi ses sources de revenus, madame Marième travaille aussi dans l’usine de transformation de céréales locales.
Elle n’a pas de charges qui l’encombrent mais donne sa participation dans la gestion des besoins familiaux. Et travaille pour de meilleures conditions de vie de son foyer.

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
  • 5
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,175,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 492.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Marième to buy various products such as soap, milk, jars of mayonnaise, palm oil and dyed fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2012
Apr 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2012