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Mr. Masseye G. is a merchant of spare parts who lives in the Cité Lamy district of Thiès, a city located 70 km from Dakar, the capital of Sénégal. In the past, he was a mechanic, but with the help of funds from a tontine (a community revolving savings and loan group), he bought spare parts in order to resell them at the Thiès bus station. He's requesting his first loan from IMCEC and Kiva to bolster his business. Mr. G. is unmarried and, with the revenues from his enterprise, he supports himself.
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Monsieur Masseye G. est un commerçant de pièces détachées qui habite au quartier Cité Lamy à Thiès, une ville de 70 kilomètres de Dakar, le capital de Sénégal. Avant, il était mécanicien, mais avec l’aide des fonds provenant d’une tontine, il a acheté des pièces détachées pour les revendre a la gare routière de Thiès. Il sollicite son premier crédit auprès de l’IMCEC et Kiva pour renforcer son activité. Monsieur G. est célibataire et avec les revenus de son entreprise il se soutient.

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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.

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  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 21
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  • $14,733,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 495.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD