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Ibra
Ibra lives in a suburb in Senegal. He has been working as a tailor for the past fifteen years. His working day starts at 10 AM and ends at 9PM. Ibra is single and takes care of his day-to-day and rent-related expenses by himself.

In order to be able to diversify the products and services that he offers to his customers, he is requesting a loan of 400,000 francs. He will use this loan to purchase "Bazin" (damask) fabrics that he will embroider and display for sale.

His goal is to increase his regular income, which will allow him to save more money and, one day, achieve his project of opening additional sewing shops.
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Monsieur Ibra vit dans une banlieue sénégalaise. Elle évolue depuis 15 ans dans le secteur de la couture. Il commence sa journée de travail à 10heures pour la terminer à 21 heures. Il est célibataire et supporte ses charges personnelles de survie ainsi celle de location. Dans le but de diversifier les produits et service qu’il offre a sa clientèle, il sollicite un crédit de 400 000 frs prévu pour l’achat de tissus Bazin qu’il va confectionner (broderie) et exposer a la vente. Son ambition est d’accroitre ses revenus réguliers ce qui lui permettra d’épargner plus d’argent et pouvoir un jour réaliser son projet futur qui consiste à ouvrir de nouveaux ateliers de couture.

Additional Information

About UIMCEC

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
  • 37
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $13,110,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Ibra to buy fabrics for sewing and resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 4, 2013
Listed
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014