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Maimouna, age 37, has been making bed sheets for ten years. She is a single woman without children. She is a steady member of the local IMCEC branch, now on her third loan cycle. She is seeking 100,000F CFAF to buy supplies such as thread and percale to sew bed sheets for sale on the market. To make one sheet, she requires some thread and seven meters of bazin and/or percale, depending on the customer’s preference.

Maimouna has no debts. She strives to improve her business and bolster her working capital, which is why she relies on the support of the IMCEC.
Maimouna , agè de 37 ans fait de la confection de draps depuis 10 ans. Elle est cèlibataire sans enfant. C' est une habituèe du guichet, elle est à son 3ème crèdit à l'IMCEC . Prèsentement, elle sollicite un crèdit de 100000F CFA pour acheter de la matière première telle que du fil, du percale pour confectionner des draps de lit et les revendre sur le marchè. Pour un draps , il faut 7 mètres de basin et/ou de percale selon le choix des clients et du fil.
Maimouna n' a pas de charges et travaille pour amèliorer son commerce et augmenter son fond de roulement. Pour cela elle a besoin de l' appui d'une institution financière comme l'IMCEC.

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.

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  • $2,300
    Average annual income
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  • $15,218,925
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  • 512.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Maimouna to buy percale, bazins and thread to make bed sheets for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2012
May 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 20, 2013