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Mr. Alioune is a master tailor who has been in business for over six years. He is married and responsible for managing the family's nutrition. At the same time he deals with his homes' water and electricity bills, as well as his employees' salaries.

He starts every day at 9 am and returns home at 10 pm. He is a member of one of UIMCEC's branches, where he has already repaid three previous loans.

He is requesting a loan of 400,000 (XOF) to buy a more powerful sewing machine and to have some working capital so he can further develop his tailoring activity.

His ambition is to save money and in the future buy a plot of land, on which he can build little by little. Currently he lives in the family home and would like in the near future to become more independent.
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Monsieur Alioune est un maitre tailleur qui exerce l’activité depuis plus de 6ans. Il est marié et père de famille responsable de la gestion de la nourriture familiale. En même temps c’est lui qui supporte les frais d’eau et d’électricité de son foyer de même que les salaires de ses employés. Il démarre chaque jour sa journée a 9heures le matin pour ne rentrer chez lui qu’a 22 heures la nuit. Il est membre d’un des guichets de l’UIMCEC ou il a déjà remboursé 3 prêts antérieurs. Il sollicite un crédit de 400 000 prévu pour l’achat d’une nouvelle machine plus performante et avoir un fonds de roulement afin de mieux développer son activité de couturier. Il a comme ambition d’épargner de l’argent pour acheter un terrain dans le futur qu’il pourra construire petit a petit. Actuellement il vit dans la maison familiale et souhaite dans un avenir proche être plus indépendant.

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More information about this loan

To reach borrowers who would not normally qualify for loans, UIMCEC has developed partnerships with a number of local organizations created by the poor to promote savings and mutual support. Most members of these organizations take group loans from UIMCEC. Some group members have larger businesses requiring more capital, and therefore receive individual loans. To meet their needs, UIMCEC is offering this loan at a lower interest rate with no material guarantee requirement. By supporting this loan, you are helping poor borrowers access credit at  lower interest rates.


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
  • 2
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    Senegal Loans Fundraising
  • $15,218,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 477.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Alioune buy a new sewing machine and fabrics with his working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 1, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015