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Mr. Elimane N. is a 67-year-old retiree who lives in the borough of Yoff, in Ngaparou. He is married and a father to 18 children ranging in age from 6 to 38 years old.

Mr. N. started working as a mechanic in 1964 at a local company known as SAMA. He retired in 1999. He had started to learn about being a mechanic soon after leaving Koranic school. His favorite pastime was repairing cars.

Mr. N. has been a member of the Yoff branch since April 2007. He is requesting a loan of 500,000 francs to repair a damaged slab in one of his rooms. His goal is to improve his family’s living environment.
Monsieur Elimane N. est un retraité de 67 ans qui vit dans la localité de Yoff dans le quartier de Ngaparou. Il est marié et père de 18 enfants dont l’âge varie entre 6 et 38 ans.
Monsieur N. a pratiqué l’activité de mécanicien depuis 1964 dans une société de la place connue sous le nom de SAMA ou elle a pris sa retraite depuis 1999. C’est aussitôt qu’il a quitté l’école coranique qu’il a commencé a apprendre le métier de mécanicien. Son occupation préférée était de dépanner les voitures.
Monsieur N. est membre de la caisse de Yoff depuis avril 2007. Il sollicite un crédit de 500 000 frs prévu pour la réfection de la dalle de l’une des ses chambres qui et en mauvais état.
Son objectif est d’améliorer le cadre de vie de sa famille.

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.

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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Elimane slab repair.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 1, 2010
Jul 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011