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Ms. Rokhaya lives in Senegal. She is married and is the breadwinner, who supports two children, aged 9 and 12 years old. She has been working in the commercial sector for over thirty years and sells secondhand clothing in front of her home.

She is a member of the U-IMCEC branch office in the town where she lives and is requesting a loan of 300,000 francs for stocking up on bales of used clothing for resale. She has already repaid six previous loans in the aforementioned institution. Her goal is to increase her working capital through this financing and to develop her business further. Thus, she will be able to do better in covering family expenses and improving her family's living conditions.

In the future, she would like to have a large store for selling secondhand and ready-to-wear clothing.
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Madame Rokhaya habite au Sénégal. Elle est mariée et soutien de famille qui supporte les charges de 2 enfants âgés de 9 et 12 ans. Elle évolue dans le secteur du commerce depuis plus de 30 ans et pratique la vente d’habits de friperie devant chez elle. Elle est membre du guichet de l’UIMCEC de la localité ou elle vit et sollicite un crédit de 300 000 frs, prévu pour l’approvisionnement de balles de friperie destinées à la vente.Elle a déjà remboursé 6 prets antérieurs dans la dite institution. Son objectif est d’augmenter son fond de roulement. A travers ce financement et mieux développer son activité de commerce. Ainsi elle pourra mieux supporter ses charges familiales et améliorer davantage les conditions de vie de sa famille. Elle souhaite dans l’avenir pouvoir disposer d’un grand magasin de vente de friperie et de prêts à porter.

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
  • 0
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,218,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 526.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Rokhaya to stock up on secondhand clothing for business purposes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013