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Yakhya is a 24-year-old married father of two children who lives a few kilometers from his local UIMCEC branch. He sells damask cloth at weekly markets in order to manage the daily expenses of his family and pay his children's school fees. Yakhya has over 10 years experience in this business. He starts his day at 8:00am and finishes at 8:00pm.

Yakhya needs this loan to buy damask cloth to resell to his customers. In the future, he wants to grow his business in order to increase his revenues and save more money, thereby improving the living conditions of his small family.
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Monsieur YAKHYA est un jeune homme qui est âgé de 24 ans et qui habite à quelques kilomètres du Guichet. Il est marié et père de 02 enfants, il évolue dans la commercialisation des tissus Bazin dans les marchés hebdomadaires. Il gère les charges quotidiennes de sa famille et les frais scolaires de ses enfants. YAKHYA a une expérience de plus de 10 ans dans cette activité. Il commence sa journée à 8h pour la terminer à 20h. Il a besoin de ce crédit pour acheter des tissus Bazin qu’il revendre à ses clients. A l’avenir il souhaite développer son commerce pour pouvoir épargner et augmenter ses revenus, de ce fait il pourra améliorer les conditions de vie de sa petite 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
  • 44
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,564,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 497.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Yakhya to purchase damask cloth which he resells in weekly markets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014