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Seynabou is a married woman and a mother who has been working in the tailoring business for over five years. She needs this loan in order to buy and sell fabrics, sewing thread, sewing machines and other accessories. Seynabou helps her husband with the family's daily spending allowance. Her day starts at 9 AM, then at 1 PM she takes a break and then she returns to work from 3 PM until 7 PM. Thanks to this loan, she wishes to develop her business and become a potential supplier.
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Madame Seynabou est une femme marié et mère de famille qui s’active dans le commerce de mercerie depuis plus de 5ans. Elle a besoin de ce crédit pour acheter et vendre des tissus, file à coudre, pilote et autres accessoires. Seynabou aide son mari dans la gestion des dépenses quotidiennes de sa famille. Elle commence sa journée de 9h à 13h pour prendre la pause et se reposer et reprend son travail de 15 à 19h. Grace aux crédits de l’institution il souhaite développer son activité et devenir un fournisseur potentiel.

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
  • 485.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Seynabou to buy fabrics and sewing essentials to sell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014