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Mrs. Ndoumbé is a 30-year-old lady whose business activity is traditional pharmacy. She needs this loan to buy leaves, roots and honey in order to transform them into traditional medicines.

Ndoumbé's main burden is to pay the rent. She has 8 years' experience in the business. She begins her day at 8 am and closes the door to her pharmacy at 9 pm.

Traditional medicine being overstretched in the region, Mrs. Ndoumbé hopes - with the help of IMCEC - to open another pharmacy.
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Madame Ndoumbé est une dame de 30 ans qui évolue dans le commerce de la pharmacie traditionnelle. Elle a besoin de ce crédit pour acheter des feuilles, des racines et du miel pour pouvoir les transformer et en faire des médicaments traditionnels. La charge principale de Ndoumbé es t le paiement de sa location, elle a une expérience de 8 ans dans son activité. Elle débute sa journée à 8h pour fermer la porte de sa pharmacopée à 21h. La médecine traditionnelle étant trop sollicité dans la région, Madame Ndoumbé souhaite avec l’aide de l’IMCEC ouvrir une autre pharmacopée.

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
  • 3
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,174,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Ndoumbé buy traditional products such as leaves, roots and honey to turn them into traditional medicines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014