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Ousmane
Ousmane started farming and breeding animals at a young age. His father owned larges plots of farming land where he used to grow groundnuts and millet. Ousmane inherited this land and the few heads of cattle remaining from his father’s herd.

The lack of rain forced him to take on the activity of cattle fattening as an alternative method of breeding. He occasionally buys oxen that he fattens over a period of seven to eight months and sells at the local markets. This activity brings in steady income that allows him to support his wife and seven children.

He is seeking a loan of 400,000 F to buy two oxen for his next fattening operation. His goal is to reassemble the family herd, one step at a time.
Ousmane est exerce depuis son jeune âge, les activités d'élevage et d'agriculture.Son père disposait de larges espaces de terre sur lesquelles il cultivait de l'arachide et du mil.Aujourd'hui Ousmane a hérité de ces terres et des quelques bêtes qui restent du troupeau de son père. Face à la rareté des pluies, il est obligé d'adopter l'embouche bovine comme nouvelle méthode d'élevage.Il achète ainsi périodiquement de boeufs qu'il engraisse pendant 7 à 8 mois avant de les revendre sur les marchés locaux.Cette activité lui permet de générer des revenus consistants qui lui assure la prise en charge des dépenses d'entretien de sa femme et de ses sept enfants. Afin de faire une nouvelle opération d'embouche , il sollicite un pret de 400000f pour acheter 2 boeufs. Son ambition est de reconstituer petit à petit le troupeau familial.

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About UIMCEC

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

  • $1,759
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,041,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 521.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Ousmane to buy two oxen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
May 23, 2012
Listed
May 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2013