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Mr. Yath is a 40-year-old tailor who lives in Senegal in a community not far from a U-IMCEC branch where he has been a member since August 2007. He is married and the father of eight children, from 1 to 12 years old. He essentially sews women's styles and has been in this business for over 30 years. He chose this business for the love of it and especially per his parents' recommendation. He demonstrates great pleasure in work well-done and in making new things.

Mr. Yath has already repaid two previous loans and is now requesting a loan of 500,000 francs for renovating his tailoring shop. His wish is to make his business more profitable, to grow his revenues, and to improve his family's living conditions.
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Monsieur Yath est un tailleur de 40 ans qui vit au Sénégal dans un quartier communautaire non loin de l’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC ou il est membre depuis aout 2007. Il est marié et père de 8 enfants dont l’âge varie entre 1 et 12 ans. Il coud essentiellement des modèles de femmes et pratique cette activité depuis plus de 30 ans. Il a choisi cette activité par passion et surtout par recommandation de ses parents. Il éprouve beaucoup de plaisir pour le travail bien fait et la création de nouveautés. Il a déjà remboursé 2 crédits antérieurs et sollicite un prêt de 500 000 frs prévu pour le réaménagement et la finition de son atelier de couture. Il souhaite rentabiliser davantage son activité, accroitre ses revenus et améliorer les conditions de vie sociale 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.

About Senegal

  • $1,759
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,150,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 488.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Yath to renovate his tailor shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2012