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Mr. Ousmane lives in Senegal. He is 46 years old and single. He has been working as a merchant for more than 10 years, selling sewing supplies at the market in his area. He chose this type of work because of its profitability. The most important thing for him is to earn money. He has been a member of l’U-IMCEC since August, 2004. He is requesting a loan of 200,000 frs in order to buy decorative accessories and supplies for spinning wool. His goal is to increase his profits and his working capital.
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Monsieur Ousmane vit au Sénégal. Il est célibataire et est âgé de 46 ans. Il exerce l’activité de commerçant depuis plus de 10 ans et vend des articles de mercerie dans un marché de la localité.Il a choisi cette activité a cause de sa rentabilité. Ce qui est plus important pour lui c’est d’accumuler des bénéfices. Il est membre d’un guichet de l’U-IMCEC depuis aout 2004. Il sollicite un crédit de 200 000 frs destiné a l’achat de garnitures et de fournitures de filage a revendre. Son objectif est d’accroitre es bénéfices et augmenter son fond de roulement.

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
  • 40
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,535,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Ousmane to buy sewing supplies for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2012