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Fatou, 28 years old, is a married mother of three children, of whom the oldest is a 9-year-old boy, and the youngest is 4. Fatou works in the grocery trade and has opened a store in her house where she lives. She works from 7 AM until 11 PM.

With this loan, she is going to purchase rice, oil, sugar, and a variety of other merchandise which she sells in her store. She supports her husband in managing day-to-day expense. Since she loves commerce, she would like to open another store in the house.
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Agée de 28 ans, Fatou est mariée et mère de 3 enfants dont l’ainé, un garçon de 9 ans et le cadet, âgé de 4 ans. Elle évolue dans le commerce de denrées alimentaires et à ouvert une boutique dans la maison où elle loge. Elle travaille de 7h jusqu’à 23h. Avec le crédit, elle va acheter du riz, de l’huile, du sucre et d’autres diverses marchandises qui se vendent dans une boutique.
Elle appuie son mari dans la gestion de la dépense quotidienne.
Comme elle adore le commerce, elle désirerait ouvrir une autre boutique dans la maison.

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
  • 4
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,175,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Fatou to purchase grocery items: sugar, rice, oil... to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014