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René Gana
René Gana is a young taxi driver who lives a few kilometres from the UIMCEC branch. He is married and the father of 2 children, and has been working in the transportation sector for 2 years. He owns a taxi "clando" (local private car used for public transport) which he runs between Thiès and Fandène. He is requesting a loan of 150 000 francs in order to buy an engine so that he can fix his car. He will use part of the revenues he earns thanks to this loan to build his savings and will use the rest to take care of his household's daily expenditures. He has one goal, and that is to buy another vehicle so that he can maximise his profits.
Monsieur René Gana est un jeune taximan qui loge à quelques kilomètres du guichet de l’IMCEC. Il est marié et père de 2 enfants et évolue dans le secteur du transport depuis 2 ans. Il possède un taxi-clando qui roule de Thiès à Fandène. Il vient solliciter un crédit de 150000F CFA afin d’acheter un moteur et réparer son véhicule. Avec les revenus tirés de ce transfert il épargne et avec le reste il s’occupe de la dépense quotidienne de son foyer.
Il a un objectif, celui d’acquérir un autre véhicule pour maximiser ses profits.

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
  • 5
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,175,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped René Gana to buy an engine for his "clando" (local private car used for public transport).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014