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Cheikh is a young man of 34, married and the father of two children aged 5 and 4. He lives in the city centre, where he also carries out his business selling ready-to-wear clothing (t-shirts, caps, jeans, children's outfits). He has been doing this for 11 years. He has a shop which he opened with his own resources. He just needs a loan of 400,000 CFA to plug some gaps in his existing product range. He meets his childrens' and his wife's living expenses. In the future, he wants to increase the size of his shopfloor.
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Monsieur Cheikh est un jeune de 34 ans, marié et père de 2 enfants de 5 ans et 4 ans. Il loge en centre ville ou il exerce aussi son activité de vente d’habits prêts à porter (tee-shirt, casquettes, jeans, ensembles pour enfants). Métier qu’il exerce depuis 11 ans. Il possède un magasin qu’il a ouvert avec ses propres moyens. Seulement là il a besoin d’un crédit de 400000F CFA pour compléter quelques bagages manquants parmi ceux qu’il expose déjà.
Il gère les besoins de ses enfants et de sa femme.
Et comme projet futur, il veut agrandir son espace commercial.

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
  • 46
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Cheikh to buy ready-to-wear clothing for sale in his shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 20, 2013