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Hélène is married and mother to two children. The eldest is 15 years old and the youngest 10. They both go to school. Héène has four people in her care.

She has been selling shoes for the past five years and gets her supplies from the Sector 10 market. Her customers are women from the neighborhood.

Hélène would like to buy 100 shoes. She uses the profits she makes to improve her business and her ambition is to open a shop for her business.
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Mme Hélène est mariée et mère de 02 enfants. Le plus âgé a 15ans et le moins âgé a 10ans. Les 02 vont à l’école. Elle a 04 personnes en charge.

Elle vend des chaussures depuis 05ans. Elle s’approvisionne au marché du secteur 10. Ses clients sont les femmes du quartier.

Elle veut s’acheter 100 chaussures.

Mme utilise ses bénéfices pour améliorer son activité. Elle ambitionne ouvrir une boutique pour son affaire.

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
  • 26
    View loans »
    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $1,831,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 488.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Helene to buy 100 shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2011
Jan 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 26, 2012