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Balle is 33 years old, married and a father of a family. He lives 7 kilometers from a branch [of UIMCEC]. Balle has been raising livestock for a living for ten years. He starts his day at six in the morning and finishes at ten at night.

Balle is asking for a loan of 600,000 francs to buy sheep, which he will raise and then resell in the weekly markets and on religious holidays.

In the future, Balle wishes to increase his earnings in order to improve his family's living conditions.
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Monsieur BALLE est éleveur de profession. Il est marié et père de famille; il est agé de 33 ans et habite à 7km du guichet; il a une expérience de 10ans dans cet activité. Monsieur BALLE sollicite ce crédit d'un montant de 600000F pour acheter des moutons, les élever et ensuite les revendre dans les marchés hebdomadaires et pendant les fêtes religieuses. Il commence sa journée à 6h du matin et la termine à 22h. A L'avenir Balle souhaite augmenter ses revenus pour améliorer les conditions de vie de sa famille.

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
  • 43
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  • $13,529,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 492.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Balle to buy sheep to raise and then resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 18, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014