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Mr. Ibrahima is a single man who's been selling mattresses for 20 years. Thanks to his business, he manages to pay his bills and cover his food expenses.

He is a member of one of UIMCEC's local branches, and he's seeking a loan of XOF 500'000, intended to buy mattresses to resell.

With his increased profits, he wishes to improve his food conditions, and put money away in order to be able to buy a land lot in the future.
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Monsieur Ibrahima est un homme célibataire qui exerce la vente de matelas depuis 20 ans. Grâce a son activité de commerce il parvient a prendre en charge ses frais de nourriture et les paiement de factures. Il est membre d’un des guichets de l’UIMCEC ou il est membre et sollicite un crédit de 500 000 prévu pour l’achat de matelas a revendre. Avec l’accroissement de ses bénéfices il souhaite améliorer ses conditions alimentaires, épargner de l’argent afin de pouvoir dans le futur acquérir un terrain.

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
  • 49
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,025 helped Ibrahima to buy mattresses to resell.
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 16, 2013