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Maimouna has been a seller of incense for over two years. She is married and mother of two children. Her husband in based in Saudi Arabia and sends her products through the port that she resells in her neighborhood, sometimes for cash and sometimes for credit. She starts her day at 11 am and ends at 5 pm. Her main responsibility is the education of her daughters. She wishes to acquire a large store in the future to expand her business.
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Maimouna est commercante depuis plus de 2 ans dans le commerce d'encens.Elle est mariée et mère de 2 enfants; c'est son mari qui est basé en Arabie Saoudite qui lui envoie le produit par le biais du port qu'elle revende dans son quartier tantot du comptant tantot à crédit. Elle commence sa journée à 11h pour la terminer à 17h. La principale charge de Maimouna est l'scolarité de ses filles. Elle souhaite à l'avenir acquérir d'un grand magasin pour pouvoir agrandir son commerce.

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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
  • 1
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,265,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Maimouna to pay for the customs clearance of a container of incense sent to her by her husband in Saudi Arabia.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013