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Astou is a married woman who lives in Senegal. She has worked selling products in her sector for 10 years. She sells hair extensions and perfumes, and spends 10 hours a day at her business.

Astou is the member of a U-IMCEC branch, and has already repaid her five previous loans. She has requested a loan of 225,000 francs to buy hair extensions, perfumes and other women’s accessories. Her biggest dream for the future is to become a successful saleswoman.
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Astou est une femme mariée qui habite au Sénégal. Elle s’active dans le secteur du commerce depuis 10 ans. Elle vend des mèches et des parfums. Elle consacre 10 heures de temps de la journée à son activité. Elle est membre d’un guichet de l’U-IMCEC et a déjà remboursé 5 crédits antérieurs. Elle sollicite un prêt de 225 000 frs prévu pour l’achat de mèches, de parfums et autres accessoires pour femmes. Son plus grand rêve dans le futur est de devenir une grande commerçante.

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
  • 25
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,758,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 525.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Astou to buy hair extensions, perfumes and women’s accessories for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2012
Jun 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013