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Coura is 46 years old, single, and she has been working as a seamstress for 15 years. She has opened a sewing shop in front of her house, where she makes, displays and sells her work. It should be noted that she also has a display cabinet where she sells cosmetic products. Her customer base consists of neighbors and people from her neighborhood.

This is Coura's first loan with UIMCEC. She is requesting 200,000 CFA francs for the purchase of a sewing machine and fabrics.

With the profits from her business, Coura buys food and pays her electricity bills. Her future project is to increase the size of her shop, with the assistance of the microfinance institution.
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Madame Coura est une femme de 46 ans, célibataire, qui s’active dans la couture depuis 15 ans. Elle a ouvert un atelier de confection devant chez elle ou elle fait de la confection, de l’exposition et de la vente. Il faut noter qu'elle possède aussi une vitrine ou elle vend des produits cosmétiques. Elle compte sa clientèle parmi les gens du quartier et ses voisins environnants. Elle est à son 1èr crédit à l’IMCEC et sollicite un montant de 200000 FCFA afin de pouvoir acquérir une machine et des tissus.
Avec les bénéfices de son activité, elle s’occupe de la nourriture chez elle et paie aussi ses factures d’électricité. Elle a comme projet futur, d’agrandir son atelier avec l’appui de la caisse.

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
  • 1
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,265,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 495.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Coura to buy a sewing machine and fabrics to make clothes to be displayed and sold.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 2, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013