Baka (shown with his hand raised in the photo) grows vegetables. He has requested this loan in order to buy seeds and fertilizer. He has more than ten years' experience in this business and shares responsibility for the expenses of his household and the school fees of his children, with his wife. His working day begins at eight in the morning and finishes at eight in the evening.
In the future, he would like to live more comfortably and improve the living conditions of his family.
More information about this loan
This loan is part of UIMCEC's efforts to serve farmers' needs. UIMCEC has modified loan conditions to allow for seasonal disbursements and bullet repayments at the end of the loan term. UIMCEC is also offering agricultural insurance to repay the loan in the event of crop failure, and has partnered with USAID and some local NGOs to provide technical assistance to borrowers. By supporting this loan, you are helping underserved farmers in rural areas access financial services to smooth incomes, increase yields, and better their lives.
About UIMCECThis 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.
This is a Group Loan
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