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Monsieur Oumar grew up in the quarter in which he sells tarpaulin, beams and canvas for a living. He is married with children. He has worked in his field for 10 years. Oumar looks after the family's needs, such as daily expenditures and school fees. Monsieur Oumar is seeking a loan of 500,000 F in order to purchase tarpaulin, beams and canvas which he sells to his customers. During the rainy season the tarpaulin and canvas is in high demand for use in roof covering. Monsieur Oumar begins his day at 8am and finishes at 7pm. In future he would like to boost his revenues with the help of IMCEC, and improve his family's living standards.
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Monsieur Oumar est un natif du quartier qui évolue dans le commerce de baches, poutres et toiles. Il est marié et père de famille. Il a une expérience de 10ans dans son activité, Oumar gère les charges de la familles telles que les dépenses quotidiennes et les frais de scolarité.Monsieur Oumar sollicite ce pret d'un montant de 500 000F pour acheter des baches, poutres et toiles qu'il va revendre à ses clients. Durant la période de la saison des pluies les baches et toiles sont très sollicités pour la couverture des toits. Il commence sa journée à 8h pour quitter le marché à 19h. A l'avenir il souhaite augmenter ses revenus avec l'aide de l'IMCEC et améliorer les conditions de vie de sa famille.

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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
  • 0
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,265,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 491.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Oumar to purchase tarpaulin, beams, and canvas for re-sale, primarily in winter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014