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Makane is a young man, who started his business very early. He already has ten years of experience. He is married and the father of a family. Makane owns a tailoring workshop, where he makes clothes for men and women. For his workshop, he needs to buy trim for each item of clothing, which is why he thought of also investing in sewing supply sales in the same workshop. With the loan of 300,000 FCFA, he is ging to buy sewing supplies to sell: thread, lining material, zippers, trim, buttons...

Makane supports the daily expenses of his family. His ambition is to equip his workshop and make it more attractive.
Makane est un jeune qui est très tôt entré dans le commerce. Il a acquis une expérience de plus de 10 ans. Il est marié et père de famille. Makane dispose d’un atelier de couture ou il fait de la coupe et confection d’habits pour homme et femme. Avec son activité, il a besoin d’acheter de la garniture pour toute coupe, c’est pourquoi, il a pensé investir aussi dans la mercerie tout dans le même atelier. Avec le crédit de 300000F CFA, il va acheter des marchandises de mercerie : fil, renfort, fermeture, garniture, boutons…
Makane appuie à la dépense quotidienne de la famille. Il a comme ambition d’équiper son atelier pour qu’il soit plus attrayant.

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
  • 22
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,744,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 507.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Makane to buy sewing supplies: thread, lining material, zippers, trim, buttons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2012
Oct 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013