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Young Sidy, just 24 years old, got into business two years ago. He has a general store. He is single and has quite enough time to take care of his business. His day starts at 8 am and ends at 7 pm. With the loan, his very first, he will buy merchandise that is lacking in his store, such as oil, sugar, rice, and milk. He is responsible for supporting himself.

As a future plan, he hopes to be in a good enough situation so as to open up a big store.
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Le jeune Sidy âgé tout juste de 24 ans, est entré récemment dans le commerce il y a de cela 2 ans. Il fait du commerce de boutique d’alimentation générale. Il est célibataire et a largement le temps de s’occuper de son activité. Sa journée démarre à 8h du matin pour se terminer à 19 h du soir. Avec le crédit, qui est le tout premier pour lui, va lui servir à acheter de la marchandise manquant à sa boutique comme de l’huile, du sucre, du riz, du lait. Sidy a comme charge ses besoins personnels
Comme projet futur ,il souhaite avoir une bonne assise afin de pouvoir ouvrir un jour un magasin.

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
  • 42
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,529,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sidy to buy foodstuffs: sugar, oil, milk, rice, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 20, 2013