Mr. Matar Gaye K. is a young single man, 25 years of age. He is a security guard working for a security agency. In May 2009, after finishing his military service, he has been recommended by his neighbors to an agency providing security services to several offices, including that of U-IMCEC Thiès. Finding that this line of work would present a logical continuation of his military service, Mr. Gaye has joined the agency. However, he is now seeking a loan of 150,000 West African Francs in order to carry out construction works to add a room to his family’s house.
Monsieur Matar Gaye K. est un jeune célibataire âgé de 25 ans. Il est agent de sécurité au niveau d'une agence de gardiennage. C'est en Mai 2009, lorsqu'il venait de terminer son service militaire qu'il a été recommandé par ses voisins à l'agence qui gère la sécurité de plusieurs boites dont U-IMCEC Thiès. Jugeant que ce métier constitue une continuité logique, Monsieur Gaye regagna les rangs de cette agence. Cependant, il sollicite un prêt de 150 000 FCFA pour achever des travaux de construction d'une chambre au niveau de la maison familiale.
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.