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Omar is married and father of three children. He runs a food store in his neighborhood, and within his store he has also set up an area for selling cosmetics. He has a large customer base and generates enough income to support his family.

To continue to satisfy his customer base, which is growing bigger each day, he decided to strengthen his business. Therefore, he is asking for a loan of 500,000f to buy foodstuffs and cosmetics. He plans to open a second shop.
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Omar est un homme marié, père de trois enfants. Il tient dans son quartier un magasin d'alimentation dans lequel il a aménagé un espace de vente de produits cosmétiques.Il a une large clientèle et génère des revenus qui lui permettent d'entretenir sa famille.Pour continuer à satisfaire cette clientèle qui augmente de jour en jour,il a décidé de renforcer son fonds de commerce.Il sollicite ainsi un pret de 500000f pour acheter des denrées alimentaires et des produits cosmétiques.Il envisage d'ouvrir une seconde boutique.

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
  • 503.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Omar to buy foodstuffs and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 16, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2012