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Aboubakrine Moussa
Mr. Aboubakrine Moussa B. is 60 years old and is in charge of a family made up of his wife, his seven children and his four brothers. A specialist in shoes since 1968, Mr. B. is a teacher of shoe-making at the Maurice De La Fosse high school in Dakar. He took up this profession out of love and believes that the protective element of shoes and their elegance are the most important aspects of his work. Concerned by the necessity to manage his affairs by himself, Mr. B. is planning to run a parallel activity by setting up his own workshop and making products (shoes, bags) to sell; he plans also to train young people who do not have the opportunity to go to school. Thus, in order to advance his work, Mr. B. would like a loan of 150,000 FCFA from his savings bank, Jammi Xaleyi, which belongs to U-IMCEC (a Senegalese association of mutual savings and loans institutions) in Thies. He is planning to buy basic materials for 55,000 FCFA, and the balance of 55,000 FCFA will be used to cover personal needs (to pay the electricity bill for his house, rent..). Finally in thanking his lenders in advance, Mr. B. thinks that the loan will allow him to settle his debts and to create products (such as the bag in the photo, which he made himself) for sale.
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Monsieur Aboubakrine Moussa B. est âgé de 60 ans et gère une famille composée de sa femme, ses 7 enfants et de ses 4 frères. Spécialiste en chaussures depuis 1968, Monsieur B. est formateur en chaussures au lycée Maurice De La Fosse de Dakar. C’est par amour qu’il a embrassé ce métier et pense que seul l’aspect protecteur et l’élégance sont les aspects les plus importants de son travail. Souciant de la nécessité de s’autogérer, Monsieur Aboubakrine B. en parallèle de son activité compte mettre en place son propre atelier afin de confectionner des produits (chaussures, sac, ...etc)destinés à la vente et de former des jeunes qui n'ont pas la chance d'aller à l'école.
Ainsi, pour l’avancement de son travail Monsieur B. souhaitait un financement de 150 000 FCFA auprès de sa caisse Jammi Xaleyi d’U-IMCEC Thiès. Cependant il compte acheter des matières premières pour les 95 000 FCFA et les 55 000 FCFA qui restent régler des besoins personnels (payer la facture d’électricité de sa maison, location…).
Enfin tout en remerciant d’avance les prêteurs, Monsieur Aboubakrine pense que le crédit va lui permettre d’assainir ses passifs et de créer des produits (comme par exemple le sac dans la photo qu’il a confectionné pour lui-même) destinés à la vente.

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
  • 44
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 482.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Aboubakrine Moussa get supplies of basic materials and pay expenses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2010
Mar 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010