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Fatoumata lives in southern Senegal. She is 55 years old and has 3 children, 2 of whom are at university and one of whom is in the 3rd year of secondary school. She will use this loan to buy merchandise from wholesalers in the same town as her, so that she can raise her inventory and satisfy her customers. Fatoumata has been selling haberdashery items for 3 years. She starts her workday at 9 o'clock in the morning and ends it at half past six in the evening. She helps with the provision of school supplies and registration fees for her children. She would like her business to make a lot of money so that she can one day build a house. She would like to thank UIMCEC and Kiva's lenders.
Fatoumata abite dans la région du sud sénégal,agée de 55 ans,elle a 3 anfants 2 sont à l'universite 1 anfant est au cm en 3eme.Avec ce crédit elle achète de la marchandise dans la meme ville chez les grossisse pour augmenter son stock pour satisfaire ses clients.
Fatoumata est dans le commerce de mercerie depuis 3 ans ,elle démare sa journée de 9h et ferme à 18h30 avec son commerce ,elle supporte les fournitures scolaire de ses enfants et les inscriptions .Elle souhaite avoir beaucops d'argents dans son commerce pour pouvoir construire sa maison dans l'avenir .Elle remerci l'u imcec et les préteurs kiva;

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
  • 22
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,746,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 489.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Fatoumata to strengthen her inventory of merchandise (haberdashery items).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014