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Sandjiry is a mason by profession and has built up 5 years experience in that line of work. He is married and the father of 2 children aged 7 and 3. He sells dried fish. He goes to get his merchandise in Joal, in the Mbour region, and then resells it at markets where he has wholesale customers. He takes care of his little family, pays for his child's education and saves a bit of money using the profits generated by his business. He would like to diversify his activities, or rather, make them productive, as he has already started a motorcycle taxi business which brings in hardly anything at all (an average day's takings being 3000 francs). He thinks that he will manage, with UIMCEC's support.
Monsieur Sandjiry est maçon de profession et a acquis une expérience de 5 ans. Il est marié et père de 2 enfants de 7 et 3 ans. Il s’active dans la vente de poisson séché. Il part acheter la marchandise à Joal dans la région de Mbour pour venir l’écouler dans les marchés ou il a des clients à qui il vend en gros. A partir des bénéfices générés, il gère sa petite famille, paye les frais de scolarité de son enfant et épargne un peu d’argent.
Il désire diversifier ses activités ou même les fructifier car il a déjà démarré avec le transport de mototaxi qui lui rapporte mine de rien une recette journalière de 3000F CFA. Il pense qu’avec l’appui de l’IMCEC il pourra s’en sortir.

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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

  • $1,759
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,284,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Sandjiry to buy dried fish for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013