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Ousmane, a young farmer, owns a field which he would like to put to good use. He has decided to ask for financial support from IMCEC in the form of a 75,000FCFA loan. He is going to buy pepper and tomato seeds and would also like to repair his well to make his farming easier. He is experienced in this field as he has been doing it for more than ten years now.

Ousmane is married and a father. As he is not the only man in the house, he only has to pay a share of the daily expenses. If his income increases, he plans to acquire a motor pump to improve his farming.
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Ousmane, un jeune cultivateur, possède un champ qu’il veut mettre en valeur. Il décide de demander de l’appui à l’IMCEC pour un crédit de 75000F CFA. Ousmane va acheter des semences de poivron et de tomate ; et veut aussi réfectionner son puits pour que l’exploitation soit plus facile. Il est expérimenté dans le domaine car il a fait maintenant plus de 10 ans d’activité.
Ousmane est marié et père de famille. N’étant pas le seul homme dans la maison, il ne fait que participer à la dépense quotidienne. Si ses revenus augmentent, il envisage d’acquérir une machine moto pompe pour améliorer son exploitation.

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
  • 45
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 507.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Ousmane to buy pepper and tomato seeds and to repair his well.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2012
Oct 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013