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Ousmane lives in a region in western Senegal. He is a merchant and has been active in this domain since 1997. He is requesting this loan to buy some goods (like honey, black-eyed peas, palm oil) in South Senegal.

With this loan, Ousmane envisions bolstering his business by increasing his purchasing in order to earn much more profit. This will enable him to have some financial autonomy and to assist his family with day-to-day expenses.
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Ousmane habite dans une région de l'ouest du Sénégal. Il est commerçant et s'active dans ce domaine depuis 1997. Il sollicite ce crédit pour acheter des marchandises au Sud du Sénégal comme (miel, niébé, huile de palme,). Avec ce prêt il envisage renforcé son activité en augmentant ses achats de marchandises afin d'avoir beaucoup plus de bénéfices. Ce qui lui permettra d'avoir une autonomie financière et d'aider sa famille dans les dépenses quotidiens

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
  • 37
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 472.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Ousmane to buy merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012