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Modou is 35 years of age, and has worked with aluminum for the past 10 years. He is married and a father to a 2-year-old child, and has always wanted to have this job from a very young age.

Modou has just requested for the first time a loan of 500,000 francs CFA. He plans to buy an aluminum-cutting machine and reduce his charges, as he currently pays other individuals with these machines to carry out this service for him. He starts work at 9 in the morning, finishes at 6 pm, and receives a lot of orders from his neighbors.

In the future, Modou would like to open a large aluminum workshop.
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Modou, âgé de 35 ans fait de la menuiserie aluminium depuis plus de 10 ans. Il est marié et père d’un enfant âgé de 2 ans. Il a longtemps voulu faire ce métier depuis le jeune âge. Il vient solliciter pour la 1ère fois un crédit de 500000 F CFA pour acheter une machine de coupure aluminium et diminuer ses charges car il payer pour ce service à d’autres menuisiers qui détiennent cette machine.
Modou commence sa journée à 9h pour la terminer à 18h du soir. Il reçoit beaucoup de commande du voisinage.
Comme projet futur, il aimerait ouvrir un grand atelier de menuiserie aluminium.

Additional Information


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
  • 25
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,758,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 510.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Modou to buy an aluminum-cutting machine for his aluminum workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2013