Mr. Coumba Ndoffène is a married man who lives in a suburb in Senegal. He is a waiter by profession and takes part in managing his family's day-to-day expenses. He has sixteen years of experience in his profession. He starts his day at 7:00 AM and finishes at 2:00 PM. He is a member of the U-IMCEC branch in the area in which he lives and is requesting a loan of 300,000 [francs] for finishing a building at home. His ambition it to improve his family's living conditions. For the future, he dreams of becoming a maitre-d' at a hotel.
Monsieur Coumba Ndoffène est un homme marié qui vit dans l’une des banlieues du Sénégal. Il est serveur de profession et participe a la gestion de la dépense quotidienne de sa famille. Il a une expérience de 16 ans dans sa profession. Il démarre sa journée a 07 heures et la termine a 14 heures. Il est membre du guichet de l’UIMCEC De sa zone d’habitation et sollicite un crédit de 300 000 prévus pour la finition d’un bâtiment de sa maison. Il a comme ambition l’amélioration du cadre de vie de sa famille et reve de devenir dans le futur un maitre d’hôtel.
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 Housing Loans
Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.