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Yatma is 30 years old and a tailor. He is single and this is the first time he has worked with the IMCEC - this is his first loan.

Yatma has now been in the sewing business for 12 years. He opened his workshop in 2006 with his own means.

He is requesting support from the IMCEC to purchase a seamer sewing machine, which will help him meet customer demand. With the income from his activity, he will be able to contribute 750 CFA francs per day to the expenses of his family, which is important as he lives with his brothers. He works from 10 am to 2 am - he prefers to stay up late in the evening and start late in the morning.

Yatma's ambition is to have a highly renowned workshop.
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Monsieur Yatma est un jeune tailleur de 30 ans, célibataire qui vient de connaitre l’IMCEC car il est à son 1er crédit. Il a appris le métier depuis 12 ans maintenant. Il a ouvert son atelier en 2006 avec ses propres moyens. Il vient solliciter l’appui de l’IMCEC pour l’acquisition d’une machine piqueuse qui lui permettra de satisfaire sa clientèle. Avec les revenus de son activité, il participe à hauteur de 750F Cfa par jour pour la dépense de la famille car il a d’autres frères qui sont dans la maison. Il travaille de 10h du matin à 2h du matin. Il préfère descendre tard le soir et commencer tard le matin.
Il a un souhait, celui d’avoir un grand atelier de référence.

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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.

About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,758,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD