Last updated October 26, 2013

Partner Description:

The Union of Mutualist Institutions of Savings and Credit (UIMCEC) is a federation of four licensed microfinance institutions based in Dakar, Mbour, Thiès and Ziguinchor with over 40 service points serving most of Senegal’s administrative regions, including many rural areas.

UIMCEC’s mission is to improve the income and well-being of families by providing access to well-designed financial services allowing for the development of income-generatiing activities, principally for young microentrepreneurs living in rural and periurban areas.

UIMCEC’s vision is to become a large, mature institution offering a wide variety of well-designed products and services that positively impact its members, staff and communities served, while working toward its own financial automomy. As a member-owned institution, UIMCEC aims to favor collaboration and cooperation between members.

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Management and Governance Structure:

UIMCEC has a Board of Directors in each of the four regions its serves and a national Board of Directors with elected representation from each region board. In addition to the Board of Directors, UIMCEC also has an elected Credit Committee and Internal-Control Committee in each region.

Kiva HelpRepayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Feb 8, 2008 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $2,829,675 $535,272,925
Amount of Raised Inactive Loans $0 $231,500
Number Of Raised Inactive Loans 0 230
Amount of Paying Back Loans $481,875 $115,952,475
Number Of Paying Back Loans 673 121,581
Amount of Ended Loans $2,347,800 $419,088,950
Number Of Ended Loans 3,829 538,794
Delinquency Rate 4.91% 3.69%
Amount In Arrears $14,641 $2,866,312
Outstanding Portfolio $298,128 $77,652,360
Number of Loans Delinquent 231 16,008
Default Rate 0.89% 1.04%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $20,963 $4,349,827
Amount of Ended Loans $2,347,800 $419,088,950
Number Of Ended Loans Defaulted 56 14,108
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.05%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $293,076
Refund Rate 1.19% 0.82%
Amount of Refunded Loans $33,775 $4,415,650
Number Of Refunded Loans 54 4,862

Kiva HelpLoan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans To Women Entrepreneurs 57.92% 74.09%
Average Loan Size $384 $417
Average Individual Loan Size $512 $655
Average Group Loan Size $1,423 $1,810
Average Number Of Entrepreneurs Per Group 6 8
Average GDP Per Capita (PPP) in Local Country $1,759 $3,464
Average Loan Size / GDP Per Capita (PPP) 21.84% 12.04%
Average Time To Fund A Loan 5.7 days 5.27 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $67.41 $79.18
  Average Loan Term 10.94 months 10.04 months

Kiva HelpJournaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 573 268,315
  Journaling Rate 14.07% 42.16%
  Average Number Of Comments Per Journal 0.03 0.09
  Average Number Of Recommendations Per Journal 0.61 2.07

Kiva HelpBorrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2011 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI Peers in Country All Kiva Partners
  Portfolio Yield 23.80% 23.90% 34.93%
  Profitability (Return on Assets) 2.3% 1.5% -1.11%
  Average Loan Size (% of Per Capita Income) 79.10% 59.40% 42.70%

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Field Partner Staff

Sina Aidara
Albertine Babock
Momo Bangoura
Lamine Dia
Penda Diallo
Moussa Diao
Gana Diop
Yacine Diop
Abdou Faye
Woly Faye
Dieyi Gaye
Malamine Gomes
Mouhamadou Kande
Mor Khoule
Bassirou Mansaly
birame ndiaye
Helene Ndong
Salamba Ndoye
Marie Héléne K Ngom
Abdou Sakho
Seckou Sané
Cheikh A K Seck
Matar Sonko
Bakary Tamba
Ousmane Thiongane