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Soulèye, aged 41, is a professional carpenter. He is married and the father of four children between the ages of 10 and 2. Two of his children attend a school in French while the other two go to a "daara", or islamic school.

Soulèye has been working as a carpenter since 1991, so for 22 years now. He has opened a workshop in his own house and works from 8 AM until 8PM.

Soulèye takes care of the daily expenses and the electricity bill. In addition to his wife and children, he also supports his mother and his brothers.

He would like to buy a machine and increase the number of his employees in order to make his business more profitable.
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Monsieur Soulèye âgé de 41 ans, est menuisier de profession. Il est marié et père de 4 enfants dont l’ainé a 10 ans et le cadet 2 ans. Les deux vont à l’école française et les deux autres au » daara » ou école islamique. Soulèye pratique son activité depuis 1991, 22 ans maintenant. Il a ouvert un atelier dans la maison et commence sa journée à 8h pour descendre à 18h de l’après-midi.
Il s’occupe de la dépense quotidienne et du payement de l’électricité. Il entretient en plus de sa femme et de ces enfants, sa mère et ses frères.
Il désire acheter une machine et augmenter le nombre d’employés à son service afin de rentabiliser plus 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
  • 35
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,085,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Soulèye to buy wood to make furniture (beds, wardrobes, dressing tables) and sell them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014