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Ousmane has been a teacher for eight years. He lives in southern Senegal. He is 36 years old, married, and without children. Ousmane was born into farming. Each year, during the major holidays, he goes back to the village to help his dad work in the fields, where they earn a lot at harvest time. He is requesting a loan of 300,000 francs from the U-IMCEC branch office, where he is a member, to purchase some seeds and manure for cultivating his personal field of watermelons, so as to earn more money. He would like to be a major farmer in the future.
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Ousmane est un enseignant depuis 8 ans , il habite au Sénégal dans la région du sud âgé de 36 ans , marié sans enfant . Ousmane est né dans l'agriculture , chaque année pendant les grandes fêtes de vacance , il rentre au village pour aider son papa dans les travaux des champs d’où ils y gagnent beaucoup à la récolte . Il sollicite un crédit de 300 000f auprès du guichet l'IMCEC ou il est membre pour acheter des semences engrais et cultiver son champs personnel de pastèque afin d'épargner de l'argent.Il souhaite être un grand fermier dans l'avenir. .

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

  • $1,759
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $12,997,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 495.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Ousmane to purchase seeds and manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014