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Omar lives in Senegal. He is single and has been making his living as a tailor for more than ten years. He manages his own shop.

He is a member of a UIMCEC branch, where he has already paid back four previous loans. Now, he is asking for a loan of 300,000 francs CFA to re-decorate his tailor shop. His goal is to improve the entryway of the shop to make it more attractive in order to encourage more customers.

Increasing the number of his customers will help him earn more each month and support the costs of paying his employees.

In the future, Omar wishes for a larger tailor shop.
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Monsieur Omar habite au Sénégal. Il est célibataire et gagne sa vie par le biais de l’activité de couture qu’il exerce depuis plus de 10 ans. Il gère son propre atelier. Il est membre de l’un des guichets de l’U-IMCEC où il a déjà remboursé 4 crédits antérieurs. De nouveau, il sollicite un prêt de 300.000 francs CFA prévu pour la réfection de son atelier de couture. Son objectif est d’aménager l’entrée de l’atelier pour le rendre plus attractif ce qui pourra contribuer a l’amélioration du cadre pour ses clients. L’augmentation du nombre de ses clients pourra favoriser l’accroissement de ses revenus réguliers et a mieux supporter les charges de paiement de ses employés. Dans le futur, il souhaite disposer d’un plus grand atelier de couture.

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
  • 46
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Omar re-decorate his tailor shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013