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Amadou is a 55-year-old farmer. He works out of the village of Thilène, where he is a married man and a father to 12 children. He has been a market gardener since he was a boy, when he would work alongside his parents. With this loan, he will buy seeds for tomatoes, onions and local aubergines, as well as weedkiller and fertiliser.
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Amadou est un cultivateur âgé de 55 ans, il est établi dans le village de Thilène, marié et père de 12 enfants, il a commencé cette activité de maraîchage depuis qu'il est tout petit accompagné de ses parents. Avec ce crédit, il va acheter du semence de tomate, d'onions, d'aubergine locale, d'herbicide et de l'engrais.

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MEC Delta is a savings and credit cooperative located in the Senegal River delta region in Northern Senegal. Kiva funding is being used to fund loans to farmers, which are disbursed in-kind as agricultural inputs through MEC Delta's sister structure, DELTA Grisol. DELTA Grisol then collects crops from the farmers and brings them to market, repaying MEC Delta directly with proceeds from crop sales. This Kiva loan will thus be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit. The rest of the proceeds then belong to the farmer. Since MEC Delta works primarily with rice farmers, MEC Delta and Kiva lenders are exposed to risk due to crop failure, spoilage during the period of stockage prior to sale, and rice price fluctuation. This loan is not only helping a farmer to efficiently bring his goods to market, but supporting a farmer-owned cooperative and bolstering food security in Senegal.


About Senegal

  • $2,300
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,175,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 481.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Amadou to buy seeds for tomatoes, onions and local aubergines, as well as weedkiller and fertiliser.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 10, 2013
Jan 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 27, 2015