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Mariame is a 53-year old Fulani woman who, like all the other women in her village, sells curdled milk. It is a kind of tradition as she alone has five cows. She has five years' experience. She does not have a specific workload and begins her day at eight in the morning and finishes it at seven in the evening. Mariame is married and mother to four children, the eldest of whom is 15 years of age and the youngest four. She is a regular of the branch and needs this 150,000 francs loan to be able to diversify her products and services as well as to improve her family's living conditions. In the future she would like to have a permanent place and increase her income so that she does not need any more loans.
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Mariame est une Femme peulh agée de 53 ans qui vend du lait caillé comme toutes les autres femmes de son village, c’est une tradition en quelque sorte, car à elle seule elle possède un patrimoine de 5 vaches. Elle a une expérience de 5 ans. Elle n’a pas de charge particulière et commence sa journée à 8h pour la terminer à 19. Madame Mariame est mariée et mère de 4 enfants dont le plus âgé a 15 ans et le plus jeune 4 ans. Elle est une habituée de la caisse et à besoin de ce crédit de 150.000F pour pouvoir diversifier ses produits et services et améliorer les conditions de vie de la famille. A l’avenir elle souhaite avoir une place fixe et augmenter ses revenus pour ne plus avoir besoin de crédit

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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
  • 21
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,733,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Mariama to buy and sell milk in garages and at the bus station.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014