Mr. Moussa B. started out as a “taximan” (taxi driver) 7 years ago, at the age of 20, after being introduced to the job by his older brother. Moussa lives and works in the city of Thies, some 50 miles from the capital Dakar. In 2005, Moussa was able to purchase his own taxi, and has been driving for himself ever since. With the loan of 300,000 FCFA he would like to fix up his car to make it newer looking and more comfortable for his customers. The majority of the loan will go to buying four new doors and having them painted. This is the second loan for Mr. B..
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.