Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Ousseynou is a young history and geography teacher. He is 31 years old, single with no children, and has been teaching for two years. He began construction of his home and is requesting a small loan to pay the labor costs of the masons. He takes care of his own daily expenditures.

He dreams of having a big house where his entire family can live with him.
View original language description ↓
Ousseynou est un jeune professeur d’histoire-géo, âgé de 31 ans, célibataire sans enfant, qui est entré dans l’enseignement il y a de cela 2 ans. Il a démarré les travaux de construction de sa maison et vient solliciter un petit crédit afin d’honorer le payement des frais de main-d’œuvre des maçons. Il s’occupe de sa dépense quotidienne.
Il rêve d’avoir une grande villa ou il installera toute sa famille.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 35
    View loans »
    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,085,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 487.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Ousseynou to pay labor costs for the construction of his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013