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Mariam is married and mother to two children. The oldest is 14 and the youngest 11 years old. They both go to school. She has four people under her care.

She has been selling loincloths and children's clothing for nine years. She buys her supplies at the market of sector 10 in town. Her clients are from the different neighborhoods.

She wants to buy four bundles of children's clothing.

With her profits, she plans to improve her business. Her goal is to be able to help her husband to pay for her children's schooling.
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Mme Mariam est mariée et mère de 02 enfants. Le plus âgé a 14ans et le moins âgé a 11ans. Tous vont à l’école. Elle a 04 personnes en charge.

Elle vend des pagnes et des habits pour enfants depuis 09ans. Elle s’approvisionne au marché du secteur 10 en ville. Ses clients sont les gens des différents quartiers.

Elle veut s’acheter 04 paquets d’habits pour enfants.

Avec ses bénéfices, elle améliore son activité. Elle ambitionne pouvoir aider son mari à payer la scolarité de ses enfants.

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
  • 29
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $1,833,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 493.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Mariam to buy four bundles of children's clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012