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Birane has been a tailor since 2005. He rents a store near the lending branch. He is married and the father of two children. His business consists of tailoring for both men and women. He has 3 machines but this is not enough because there is always a new fashion that requires additional machines to create.

This loan will help Birane purchase a new sewing machine and fabrics to be able to meet his customer's requests. He is in charge of the daily expenses for his family, and begins his day at 9am, ending his work at 8pm. He provides for the rent for his shop and the schooling costs for his 5-year-old child. He hopes in the future to expand his shop into other types of business.
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Monsieur BIRANE est tailleur depuis 2005 .Il loue un magasin près du guichet. Il est marié et père de 2 enfants. Son activité consiste à coudre pour hommes et dames. Il possède 3 machines mais cela ne suffit pas car il y a toujours la nouvelle mode qui nécessite d’avoir des machines qui peuvent faire le travail.
D’ ailleurs le prêt va lui servir à acquérir une nouvelle machine et des tissus pour pouvoir faire fasse à la demande. Il gère les dépenses quotidiennes de la famille, il commence sa journée à 9h pour la terminer à 20h.
Il a comme charge la location de l’atelier et les frais de scolarité de son enfant de 5 ans. Il souhaite dans l’avenir élargir son atelier à d’autres activités.

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
  • 22
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $14,746,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 483.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Birane to purchase fabric to make clothes to sell during festivals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 27, 2014