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A married man and the father of four children, Ababacar lives in a small village in Senegal. For the past six years his commercial activity has been increasing. He owns a motorized vehicle that serves as a method of shared transportation for passengers, providing him with regular income that he spends on taking care of his family's needs in addition to the maintenace of this vehicle. He is a member of the UIMCEC branch near his home. He is asking for a loan of 400,000 FCFA (approximately 800 USD) that he will spend on the maintenance of his vehicle. This loan will help him increase his revenues and allow him to continue to cover the costs of his family, a responsiblity which he bears, as head of the household. He hopes to someday own a taxi company that would have 3 or 4 vehicles.
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Marié et père de 4 enfants monsieur Ababacar habite dans une des localités villageoises du Sénégal. Il évolue depuis plus de six ans dans le secteur des services. Il détient un véhicule de transport en commun qui lui procure des revenus réguliers grâce auxquels il parvient a entretenir sa famille et son véhicule. Il est membre du guichet de l’UIMCEC de sa zone d’habitation. Il sollicite un crédit de 400 000 frs prévu pour l’entretien de son véhicule. Ce financement pourra l’aider a renforcer les revenus qu’il gagne de son activité et de continuer a faire face a ses responsabilités de chef de famille. Son souhait dans le futur est de disposer d’un parc automobile de 3 a 4 taxis.

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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
  • 47
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 506.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Ababacar look after the maintenance of his vehicle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013