Mr. S. currently works as a clerk at the Ngor Diarama hotel following a recommendation by one of his sisters. Previously, he had been a fisherman.
Mr. S.’s goal is to remain active and earn a living through the quality of his work. He has been a member of Yoff credit union since January 2007. He is requesting a loan of 100,000 francs to repair his maternal home and improve living conditions.
About UIMCECThis 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 Housing Loans
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.
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