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Bala G. is a young mechanic who repairs motorcycles. He lives in the Escale Sud district in THIES and is married and a member of the Jammy Xaléyi bank. As a mechanic, he became specialized in repairing motorcycles and draws his entire income from this business. With this loan he is requesting, he wants to buy supplies for doing repair work.

Translated from French by Daniel Kuey, Kiva volunteer

BALA G. est un jeune mécanicien réparateur de motos qui habite au quartier Escale Sud à THIES ; Il est marié et sociétaire de la caisse de Jammy Xaléyi ; étant mécanicien il s'est spécialisé dans la réparation de motos et tire tous ses revenus de cet activité. Avec le prêt qu'il demande il veut acheter des matériels de réparation.

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
  • 41
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,549,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 424.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Bala to buy supplies and parts for repairing motorcycles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2008
May 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009