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Lamine is a mechanic who manages an auto repair shop. He is married and the father of four children. He has more than ten years of experience working as a mechanic, and many drivers come to his shop.

Thanks to this activity, Lamine is able to generate a good income, which allows him to take care of his family's needs and to build some savings in the account he opened with UIMCEC.

In order to upgrade his equipment, he is requesting a loan of 250,000 francs for the purchase of a coil. His ambition is to renew all of his equipment, which has become very old.
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Lamine est un mécanicien qui gère un atelier de réparation de véhicules.Il est marié et père de 4 enfants. Son expérience de plus de dix ans dans son travail fait que son atelier est très fréquenté par les chauffeurs.Son activité génère ainsi des revenus assez importants qui lui permettent de subvenir aux besoins de sa famille mais aussi d'épargner dans son compte ouvert à l'UIMCEC.Afin d'améliorer son équipement, il sollicite un prêt de 250 000f pour acheter une bobine.Il ambitionne de renouveler tout son équipement devenu très vieux.

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
  • 495.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Lamine to buy a coil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012