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Babacar D. is a former member of the branch office of Baye Laye.  He just repaid his fourth loan.  He is well-known for dedication and dynamism in his work.  He is married and has four children, aged 8 months to 8 years.  He also has four people to support.  Before becoming a merchant, he was a furniture-maker working in ebony for fifteen years.  It's a trade he chose out of love.  Next he tried running a telecentre.  For two years, he has been specializing in selling food items.

Commerce being work that brings in a lot for him, he's requesting a loan of 350,000 francs for bolstering his capital and for increasing his stock of merchandise in order to cope with the growing demand as the holidays approach.  His goals are to diversify his goods, to boost his savings, and to meet his personal requirements further. 
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Babacar D. est un ancien sociétaire de la caisse de Baye Laye.Il vient de rembourser son quatrième crédit. Il est très connu par son dévouement et son dynamisme dans ses activités.
C’est un homme marie qui a quatre enfants dont l’âge varie entre huit mois et huit ans. Il a aussi quatre personnes en charge. Avant d’être commerçant il a été pendant quinze ans menuisier ébéniste un métier qu’il avait choisi par amour. Ensuite il a tente de gère un telecentre .Depuis deux ans il est spécialisé dans la vente de denrées alimentaires. Le commerce étant une activité qui lui rapporte beaucoup il sollicite un crédit de trois cent cinquante mille frs pour renforcer son capital et augmenter son stock de marchandise pour mieux faire face a la demande croissante de s veilles de fête.Son objectif est de diversifier ses produits renforcer son épargne et mieux satisfaire ses besoins personnels.

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
  • 37
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 442.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Babacar to bolster his working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2009
Nov 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010