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Monsieur Demba G. is a tailor, age 36, who lives on the outskirts of Guediawaye, more precisely in the Baye Laye 447 neighborhood. He has been a member of U-IMCEC since September 2007 and has already received three loans. He is married and the father of two children, 4 and 6 years old.

In 1985 he began to learn his trade. In 1990 he got his own tailor shop. Despite his performance in this trade, he never learned French, only the Koran. This is a choice he made freely and it is a great pleasure for him to sew beautiful boubous (traditional robes). But he is also very happy to earn a lot of money during the feast days at 'Tabaski', 'Korite' (Moslem holy days), and the New Year's holidays.

He is requesting a loan of 200,000 frs to use to buy a sixth sewing machine so that he can improve his equipment. In future, he foresees that he will need to enlarge his workshop since his business is beginning to grow.

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Monsieur Demba G. est un tailleur de36 ans qui habite dans la banlieue de Guediawaye plus précisément dans le quartier de baye laye 447. Il est sociétaire de la caisse de l’U-IMCEC depuis septembre 2007 et a déjà bénéficié de 3 prêts antérieurs. Il est marie et père de 2 enfants dont l’âge varie entre 4 et 6 ans. C’est depuis 1985 qu’il a commence a apprendre ce métier. En 1990 il dispose de son propre atelier de couture. Malgré ses performances dans le métier il n’a jamais appris le français sinon le Coran. C’est un choix qui a été fait par amour. C’est un grand plaisir pour lui de confectionner de jolis boubous. Mais il se réjouit aussi de gagner beaucoup d’argent pendant les fêtes de tabaski de korite et de fin d’années. Il sollicite un crédit de 200 000frs destine a l’achat d’une sixième machine a coudre dans le souci de renforcer son matériel. Il envisage dans le futur d’étendre son atelier car son activité commence a s’agrandir.

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
  • 42
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,487,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 470.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Demba buying a 6th sewing machine for his workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2010
Jan 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011