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Aissata Nilal
Mrs. Aissata Nilal is 74 years old and still active in the retail market sector which she chose as a labor of love. She started at a young age in this business, and has accumulated over 40 years' experience now.

She started with a small sum she withdrew from her savings. For the first time she is requesting a credit loan for 100,000 FCFA to improve her business.

With the loan she will buy cereals such as millet, corn, and peanuts she resells from her house-front: given her advanced age, she can no longer travel distances.

She continues this activity to keep herself busy. With the money she earns she takes care of her personal needs.
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Madame Aissata Nilal est âgée de 74 ans et s’active toujours dans le commerce dans lequel elle est entrée par amour. Elle a démarré dès le jeune âge dans ce métier. Elle a acquis une expérience de plus de 40 ans maintenant. Et a démarré avec une petite somme qu’elle a tiré de son épargne. Elle vient solliciter pour la 1ère fois un crédit de 100000F CFA pour améliorer son commerce. Avec le crédit, elle pourra acheter des céréales comme du mil, du mais, des arachides qu’elle va revendre devant chez elle, car vu son âge avancé, elle ne peut plus faire des déplacements éloignés. C’est pour s’occuper qu’elle continue à pratiquer cette activité. Avec l’argent qu’elle gagne elle règle ses besoins personnels.

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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
  • 25
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,746,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 506.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD