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Abdou Salam
Abdou Salam is a 30-year-old man. He lives locally to the field partner and has worked as a furniture maker for more than ten years. Abdou Salam is married, has children and is responsible for providing for all the day-to-day expenses of his family. He has requested this loan in order to buy supplies such as wood and other accessories, for his furniture making business.

Abdou Salam starts his working day at eight in the morning and finishes at seven in the evening. He makes beds and wardrobes to order for his customers, and sometimes makes wardrobes to expose for sale.

In the future, he would like to diversify the products and services which he offers, by employing more workers. This would lead to greater customer satisfaction, increase his revenue and improve the living conditions of his family.
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ABDOU SALAM est un jeune homme âgé de 30ans. Il habite aux environs du guichet et évolue dans la menuiserie. Il est marié et père de famille qui gère l’ensemble des charges quotidiennes de sa famille. Il demande ce crédit pour acheter du matériel de menuiserie comme le bois et les accessoires qui s’en suivent. Il a une expérience de plus de 10ans dans cette activité. Il commence sa journée à 8h pour la terminer à 19h. Il confectionne des lits et armoires pour les commandes de ses clients et parfois expose des armoires. Il voudrait à l’avenir diversifier les produits et service en augmentant le nombre de ses employés et satisfaire ses clients. Ainsi il pourra augmenter ses revenus et améliorer les conditions de vie de sa famille.

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More information about this loan

To reach borrowers who would not normally qualify for loans, UIMCEC has developed partnerships with a number of local organizations created by the poor to promote savings and mutual support. Most members of these organizations take group loans from UIMCEC. Some group members have larger businesses requiring more capital, and therefore receive individual loans. To meet their needs, UIMCEC is offering this loan at a lower interest rate with no material guarantee requirement. By supporting this loan, you are helping poor borrowers access credit at  lower interest rates.


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
  • 35
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,558,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 495.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Abdou Salam to buy wood to make furniture for his clients and his workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 27, 2014