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Thierno Omar
Thierno Omar S. has been a shopkeeper for ten years in Thiès. He sells foodstuffs and would like to build his capital in order to diversify his products. He is a married father of two children, and his ambition is to open other stores in different areas. He needs working capital in order to keep up with the fast turnover of his supplies.

Translated from French by Kristina Jackson, Kiva Volunteer.

Thierno Omar S. est commerçant depuis 10 années dans la ville de Thiès, il fait du commerce de denrées alimentaires, et voudrait renforcer son capital afin de diversifier ses produits.
Il est marié et père de 2 enfants et affiche l’ambition d’ouvrir d’autres boutiques dans des zones différentes. Il a un besoin de fonds de roulement du fait de la rotation rapide de ses stocks.

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
  • $14,549,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 420.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Thierno Omar obtaining working capital to increase his product supply.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2008
Apr 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 27, 2009