The borrower is a young, single man who discontinued his studies in middle school due to an inability to pay for them. Therefore, he started fishing.
He lives with his four brothers and three sisters in the house of his uncle. His father lives abroad and his mother passed away in 2008. He acquired a fishing boat, and often spends two months at sea with only two weeks to rest in between trips.
His business brings him important profits with which he takes care of his family while supporting his uncle. In order to update his material, he is asking for a loan of 450,000 Frs. [XOF] in order to purchase thirty bails of netting. His goal is to build his own home in which to house his family.
L'emprunteur est un jeune célibataire qui a arrêté ses études au collège faute de moyens pour les payer.Il s'est alors lancé dans la pêche. Il vit avec ses 4 frères et ses 3 sœurs chez son oncle. Son père vit à l'étranger et sa mère est décédée depuis 2008.Il a acquis une pirogue de pêche et passe souvent deux mois en mer pour se reposer deux semaine avant de repartir. Son activité lui procure des revenus assez importants avec lesquels il entretient sa famille et soutient aussi son oncle.Afin de renouveler son matériel , il sollicite un prêt de 450000frs pour acheter 30 balles de filets. Son ambition est de construire sa propre maison pour y loger sa famille.
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.