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El Hadji
Mr El Hadji lives in Senegal and is a married man who sells goods for a living. He sells prayer beads at a highly frequented mosque in the local community. He has worked in this field for over ten years. He is a member of one of the U-IMCEC microfinance groups and has already received three loans. He is currently seeking a 300,000 CFA loan which he wishes to use in order to renovate his home in the town in which he was born, and where his family still lives. His dream for the future is to build up his family home and also to purchase a spot in town from which to conduct his business.
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Monsieur El hadji est un habitant du Sénégal. C'est un homme marié qui exerce l’activité de commerce pour subvenir à ses besoins. Effet, il vend des chapelets dans une mosquée très fréquentée de la localité de la communauté villageoise. Il a une expérience de plus de 10 ans dans ce métier. Il est membre d’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC où il a bénéficié auparavant de 03 crédits. Présentement, il sollicite un prêt d’un montant de 300.000 francs CFA qu’il souhaite utiliser pour rénover sa maison qui se trouve a son village natal village où réside sa famille. Son rêve dans le futur consiste a faire une élévation en hauteur dans sa maison familiale et aussi acquérir un terrain en ville ou il exerce son activité

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
  • 37
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 490.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped El Hadji construct a building in order to renovate his house in the village.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013