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The borrower is named Meissa. He is married and a father. He lives in a little town located a few kilometers from the main town. He has been trading for more than 10 years. He starts his day at 7am and finishes it at 10pm at night. This is a recent client and he is on his very first loan. He is requesting a loan of 150,000 FCFA to buy groundnuts and local coffee, which he is going to resell in the neighborhood. With the profits of his business, he will be able to improve the living conditions of his family and support the daily expenses of the home. He dreams of opening a shop in the future.
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L’emprunteur s’appelle Meissa, il est marié et père de famille. Il loge dans un petit village situé à quelques kilomètres de la ville principale. Il fait du commerce depuis plus de 10 ans. Il démarre sa journée à 7h et la termine à 22h du soir. C’est un récent client et il est à son tout premier crédit. Il sollicite un prêt de 150000F CFA pour acheter des arachides, du café local, qu’il va revendre dans le quartier. Avec les bénéfices de l’activité, il pourra améliorer les conditions de vie de sa famille et appuyer à la dépense quotidienne du foyer. Il rêve d’ouvrir une boutique dans l’avenir.

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
  • 35
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 505.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Meissa to buy groundnuts, coffee and various other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013