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Alpha is a married man who lives in Senegal. He has been working for a security firm for the past year. He is a member of one of the UIMCEC branches and is requesting a loan of 100,000 francs for a transaction relating to Tabaski (also known as the Sheep Festival). He lives far from his wife and regularly sends her money for her food. His loan will enable him to increase his income and thus improve his small family's nutrition. His future project is to become an important livestock farmer.
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Monsieur Alpha est un homme marié qui vit au Sénégal. Il s’active depuis un an dans une société de gardiennage. Il est membre d’un guichet de l’UIMCEC et sollicite un crédit de 100 000 frs prévu pour une opération tabaski. Il vit loin de sa femme et lui envoie périodiquement de l’argent pour sa nourriture. Son crédit lui permettra d’accroitre ses revenus et par conséquent d’améliorer les conditions alimentaires de sa petite famille.Son PROJET FUTUR est de devenir un grand éleveur.

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

  • $1,759
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,155,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 505.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Alpha to buy some sheep for resale for the Tabaski festival.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2012
Oct 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013