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Marata Elisabeth
Ms. Marata Elisabeth is a widow and the mother of four children. The eldest is 50 years old, and the youngest is 26. One of them goes to school. Marata has thirteen persons to support. She has been a retailer of dolo (a type of beer made from millet or sorghum) for 35 years. She gets her supplies at the Kouritenga market. Her customers are her neighbors, friends, and anyone who comes to the cabaret.  

Marata wants to buy five dolo jars. With her profits, she helps take care of her grandchildren. Her ambition is to gain a plot of land for making the dolo herself.
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Mme Marata Elisabeth est veuve et mère de 04 enfants. Le plus âgé a 50ans et le moins âgé a 26ans.01 va à l’école et elle a 13 personnes en charge.

Elle revend du dolo depuis 35ans. Mme s’approvisionne au marché de kouritenga.Ses clients sont ses voisins, ses amis, et toute personne qui fréquente son cabaret.

Mme veut s’acheter 05 canaris de dolo.

Elle aide à entretenir ses petits fils avec ses bénéfices. Mme ambitionne se doter d’une parcelle pour préparer elle-même son dolo.

Additional Information

About Micro Start/AFD

This loan is administered by Micro Start/AFD, Kiva’s first Field Partner in Burkina Faso. Micro Start/AFD’s mission is to improve families' living conditions in general, and those of women in particular, by facilitating access to financial and non-financial services.

Micro Start/AFD is a professional microfinance institution offering financial services, advice, and training. One of the organization’s principal aims is to collect obligatory and voluntary savings that foster clients’ financial independence. Micro Start/AFD also focuses on building female entrepreneurs’ skills in management and business administration and improving the living conditions in its clients’ communities. More information can be found on Micro Start’s Kiva Field Partner Page.

About Burkina Faso

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 28
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $1,823,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 457.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Marata Elisabeth to buy five 'dolo' jars.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011