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Mrs. Maty is 49 and has been working for eight years. She lives in the village located about 7 km from the main city. Because of their lack of money, the women of this area are must sell milk curds by the roadside. Maty does as well; she starts her day at 7:30 in the morning and finishes at 7:30 in the evening. She is on her second loan with l’IMCEC and has just requested 200,000 FCFA in order to grow her business. She contributes to the daily expenses of the family and also manages transportation from her home to her place of work. She wants, with the help of l’IMCEC, to increase her working capital and to improve the living conditions of her family.
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Madame Maty est une dame de 49 ans qui s’active depuis 7 ans. Elle loge dans un village situé à environ 7km de la ville principale. Vu leur faible revenu, les dames de cette localité sont obligées de vendre du lait caillé sur la route. Maty en fait parti ; elle démarre sa journée à 7h30mn et la termine à 19h30mn. Elle est à son second crédit à l’IMCEC et vient solliciter 200000F CFA afin d’améliorer son activité. Elle participe à la dépense quotidienne de la famille et gère aussi son transport de son lieu d’habitation, à son lieu de travail. Elle désire avec l’appui de l’IMCEC, augmenter son capital afin d’améliorer les conditions de vie de sa famille.

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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
  • $15,218,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 506.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Maty to buy various products and milk curds to sell by the road.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2012
Oct 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014