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Fatou is a 34-year-old woman who lives in a suburban neighborhood in Senegal. She is actively involved in small retail business and sells fruit juices and cream. She has chosen this activity because she wanted to increase her income. She is a member of one of the UIMCEC branches and has already repaid a previous loan. With this loan, she will buy supplies for the preparation of the juices and cream that she sells. Fatou would like to anticipate her customers' demand. With larger profits, she is able to better provide for herself and to help her husband manage the daily expenses.
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Madame Fatou est une femme de 34 ans qui vit dans une des banlieues sénégalaises. Elle s’active dans le secteur du petit commerce. Elle vend du jus de fruits et de la crème. Elle a choisi son activité dans le souci d’augmenter ses revenus. Elle est sociétaire dans l’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC et a déjà remboursé un crédit antérieur. Le prêt est prévu pour acheter les produits qui servent à préparer le jus et la crème qu’elle commercialise. Elle souhaite anticiper sur la demande de ses clients. L’augmentation de ses bénéfices lui permet de mieux prendre en charge ses besoins personnels et de soutenir son mari dans la gestion des dépenses quotidiennes.

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
  • $15,175,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 491.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Fatou to buy local products for the preparation of juice and cream.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2012
Apr 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013