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Ms. Fatou is 51 years old, married, and a mother of six. She is the one who does commerce in a variety of goods where she has acquired fifteen years of experience. She sells smoked and dried fish. She also sells fruit according to the season: oranges, 'mad' (a kind of eggplant), watermelons, mangoes, … Ms. Fatou always knew how to organize her home with the income earned from her business. She actively plays a role in managing the house. Her wish is to diversify her business.
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Elle est âgée de 51 ans, mariée et mère de 6 enfants. Elle, c’est madame Fatou, qui fait du commerce de produits divers où elle a acquise une expérience de 15 ans. Elle vend du poisson fumé et séché, elle vend aussi des fruits selon la période : oranges, mad, pastèques, mangues…
Madame Fatou a toujours su bien organiser son foyer avec les revenus qu’il tire de son activité, elle donne une participation active dans la gestion de la maison.
Elle a comme désire de diversifier son activité commerciale.

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
  • 1
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  • $15,175,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 495.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Fatou to purchase smoked and dried fish and seasonal fruits (oranges, mangoes, 'mad') to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
Jun 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014