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Monsieur Kéba, 53 years old, is a professional photographer, married and the father of three children, of whom two are enrolled in school. At the same time, he is a farmer and is asking for a loan so that he can buy seeds and fertilizer for the crop year.

Kéba has family obligations and also has to pay the rent on his studio, and it is thanks to the profit from this activity that he manages to cover all his financial responsibilities.

Kéba wants to extend the land he is cultivating and have a market garden but he also wants to remodel his studio so that it is more modern and better adapted to his present clientele.
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Monsieur Kéba, 53 ans est photographe de profession, marié et père de 3 enfants dont les deux sont scolarisés. Parallèlement, il fait de l’agriculture, et vient demander un crédit afin de pouvoir acheter des semences et de l’engrais pour préparer la campagne agricole.
Kéba a des charges familiales et le payement de la location de son studio et c’est avec les bénéfices de l’activité, qu’il arrive à gérer toutes ces charges.
Kéba désire agrandir aussi bien son espace cultural et faire du maraichage, que réfectionner son studio pour qu’il soit plus moderne adapté à la clientèle actuelle.

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
  • 0
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,218,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 492.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Kéba to buy seeds and fertilizer to prepare for the crop year.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 25, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014