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Mrs. Alimatou lives behind the IMCEC office. She is married and has three children. She has been active in retail commerce for the past three years, and opened her own grocery store using her own resources. She opens from 10 am to midnight.

She intends to use the loan to strengthen her business and generate more profits. Because of them, she now saves on a regular basis, which she was unable to do before. Her ambition is to expand her workspace and become a large retail merchant in the town where she lives.
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Madame Alimatou habite derrière l’IMCEC. Elle est mariée et mère de 3 enfants. Elle évolue dans le commerce depuis 3 ans, elle a ouvert sa propre boutique d’alimentation générale avec ses moyens propres. Elle ouvre de 10h du matin à 00h. Avec le crédit, elle compte renforcer son fond de commerce afin de générer plus de bénéfices. Et grâce à ce dernier, elle épargne régulièrement, chose qu’elle ne réussissait pas à faire.
Elle a comme ambition d’agrandir son espace et de devenir une grande commerçante dans la localité ou elle habite.

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
  • $15,259,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 494.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Alimatou buy grocery items for her store (oil, sugar, milk, soap ...).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013