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Kos Wende Group
In this Group: S.marie, W.noelie, P.angele, Nathalie, Adele, Mariam
Mrs. S.Marie is the representative for the group Koswende. She is married and has two children. The oldest is 17 and the youngest is 14. One is attending school. She has five people under her care.

She has been selling condiments, cereals, and firewood for five years. She buys her supplies at the nearby Toécé large market in a nearby village. Her clients are composed of women from the neighborhood.

She wants to buy one sack of cabbage, three tins of beans, and a cart of firewood.

She is using the profits to increase the size of her business and improve her family's living conditions. She hopes to buy a gas cylinder and help her husband with the family expenses.
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Mme S.MARIE est la représentante du groupe KOSWENDE .Elle est mariée et mère de 02 enfants. Le plus âgé a 17ans et le moins âgé a 14ans. 01 va à l’école. Elle a 05 personnes en charge.

Elle vend des condiments, des céréales et du bois de chauffe depuis 05ans. Elle s’approvisionne au grand marché de toécé village environnant. Ses clients sont les femmes du quartier.

Elle veut s’acheter 01 sac de choux, 03 tines de haricots et une charrette de bois de chauffe.

Mme utilise ses bénéfices pour agrandir son commerce et améliorer les conditions de vie de sa famille. Elle ambitionne acheter une bouteille à gaz et aider son mari dans les charges familliales.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Burkina Faso

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $1,854,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 476.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kos Wende Group's $950 loan helped a member to buy one sack of cabbage, three tins of beans, and one cart of firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012