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.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Feb 8, 2008 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $3,038,250 $593,649,800
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $778,375
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 601
Amount of Paying Back Loans $469,650 $117,364,575
Number of Paying Back Loans 598 124,736
Amount of Ended Loans $2,568,600 $475,506,850
Number of Ended Loans 4,181 603,388
Delinquency Rate 6.81% 3.93%
Amount in Arrears $22,040 $2,982,131
Outstanding Portfolio $323,475 $75,939,477
Number of loanDelinquent 318 11,826
Default Rate 0.88% 1.12%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $22,489 $5,344,932
Amount of Ended Loans $2,568,600 $475,506,850
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 62 16,810
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.09%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $538,749
Refund Rate 1.11% 0.76%
Amount of Refunded Loans $33,775 $4,537,625
Number of Refunded Loans 54 5,064

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 58.07% 74.19%
Average Loan Size $381 $418
Average Individual Loan Size $513 $656
Average Group Loan Size $1,426 $1,829
Average number of borrowers per group 6 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,759 $3,429
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 21.65% 12.20%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 6.31 days 5.62 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $60.36 $74.45
  Average Loan Term 11.4 months 10.36 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 573 296,649
  Journaling Rate 13.00% 42.36%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.03 0.08
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.61 1.87

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2012 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 21% PY 23.00% PY 33.27% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 1.2% -0.1% -1.45%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 79.10% 46.00% 40.88%

Country Fast Facts

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