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Update on Celine

Céline is married and a mother of four. Her oldest child is 25 and her youngest is seven. All four children attend school and she has six people total in her care.

For five years, she has been making and selling liquid soap. She gets her supplies at the Paglayiri market and at the large market in town. Her clients are women and men in the services sector, neighbors and friends.

She would like to purchase 4 kg of caustic soda, 15 kg of dye salts and ¼ of perfume.

She uses her profits to build savings and care for her children. It is her goal to open a large boutique and help pay for her children’s education.
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Mme CELINE est mariée et mère de 04 enfants. Le plus âgé a 25ans et le moins âgé a 07ans. Les 04 vont à l’école et elle à 06 personnes à sa charge.

Elle fabrique et vend du savon liquide depuis 05ans. Mme s’approvisionne au marché de paglayiri et au grand marché en ville. Ses clients sont les femmes et hommes dans les services,voisins et amis.

Elle veut s’acheter 04kg de soude caustique, 15kg de sel colorant et ¼ de parfum.

Avec ses bénéfices, elle épargne et prend soin de ses enfants. Elle ambitionne ouvrir une grande boutique et aider à la scolarité de ses enfants.

Previous Loan Details

Mrs. Céline is married and the mother of four children. The oldest child is 25 years old and the youngest is seven years old. All four children go to school. She has seven people in her care. Mrs. Céline has sold liquid soap for the past five years. She purchases her supplies in the market of... More from Celine's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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
  • 490.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Celine to purchase 4 kg of caustic soda, 15 kg of dye salts and 1/4 of perfume.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Celine. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2011. Learn More