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Mr. Ibrahima is a young tailor. He is married, has 2 children who are 8 years old and he lives in Senegal.

For the last few years he has been involved in the business of making "boubous" (traditional African robes) and other clothing. He learnt this activity at a young age. During the religious festivals in Senegal, Ibrahima has plenty of customers. He has been a member of one of the UIMCEC branches for 5 years. He is asking for a loan of 100,000 francs to buy a sewing machine. This loan will allow him to increase profitability and to take care of the needs of his wife and children.
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Monsieur Ibrahima est un jeune couturier. Il est marié, père de 2 enfants de 8 ans et habite au Sénégal. Il s’active depuis plusieurs années dans la confection de boubous et d’habillements de toutes sortes. C’est une activité qu’il a apprise depuis le bas âge. Pendant l’avènement des fêtes religieuses au Sénégal Ibrahima collectionne beaucoup de clients. Il est membre d’un des guichets de L’U-IMCEC depuis 5 ans. Il sollicite un crédit de 100 000 frs prévu pour l’achat de machine à coudre. Ce financement lui permettra d’accroitre sa rentabilité et de régler les besoins sociaux de sa femme et de ses enfants.

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
  • 39
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,487,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 457.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Ibrahima to buy a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 9, 2011
Aug 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012