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Maïmouna is married and the mother of seven children. She sells cosmetic products, necklaces and other jewellery. She buys her products wholesale and resells them to individuals, who buy using cash or on credit.

Maïmouna's business has increased her income and covers a large part of her living expenses. She also supports her husband in paying for their family's food. In order to bolster her business, she is requesting a loan of 500 000 francs to buy beauty lotions, highlights for hair, necklaces and other jewellery. Her ambition is to start importing beauty products.
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Maïmouna est une femme mariée, mère de 7 enfants. Elle exerce un commerce de produits cosmétiques, de Bijoux et de colliers.Elle achète ses produits en gros et les revend au détails soit à crédit ou au comptant.
Ce commerce lui a permis d'améliorer ses revenus et de prendre ainsi en charge une bonne partie de ses besoins. Elle parvient à soutenir également son mari dans la prise en charge des dépenses alimentaires de la famille. Afin de renforcer son fonds de commerce, elle sollicite un pret de 500000f pour acheter des lait de beauté, des mèches pour tresses, des bijoux et des colliers. Elle a comme ambition de s'engager dans l'importation de cosmétique.

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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
  • 0
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,265,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Maïmouna to buy beauty lotions, highlights for hair, necklaces and other jewellery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013