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Monsieur Cheikh is a man of 37 who is married and the father of a family. He lives near the Branch Office and has been working at fattening cattle. He has more than 10 years of experience in this business. He has requested this loan to buy cattle for resale.

Monsieur Cheikh is responsible for the daily expenditures of his family and the school fees of his children. In future, he would like to diversify his business and do intensive livestock raising. Thus he would be able to grow his income and improve the living conditions of his children.
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Monsieur Cheikh est un homme agé de 37 ans qui est marié et père de famille. Il habite aux environs du Guichet et évolue dans le secteur de l'embouche bovine. Il a une expérience de plus de 10ans dans cet activité. Il sollicite ce montant pour acheter des bœufs afin de les revendre. Monsieur cheikh est chargé de gérer les dépenses quotidiennes de sa famille et les frais de scolarité de ses enfants. A l'avenir il souhaite diversifier son activité en pratiquant l'élevage intensif. Ainsi il pourra augmenter ses revenus et améliorer les conditions de vie de ses enfants.

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
  • 38
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 493.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Cheikh to buy cattle to resell afterwards.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 9, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014