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Ambition Group
In this Group: Balkissa, A.viviane, Awa
Mrs. Balkissa represents the AMBITION group. She is married and the mother of three children. The oldest is 19 and the youngest is 9. Two of them go to school and she has three people in her care.

She sells second hand clothing and pagnes (colorful lengths of cloth used to make clothing) and runs a kiosk. She has been selling clothing for three years and running a kiosk for a year. She gets her supplies at the Paglayiri market where she can buy clothing and pagnes. She has male and female customers.

Mrs. Balkissa wants to buy one bundle of clothing, ten pagnes and 15 cases of drinks.

She is saving her profits in order to build up her business. Her goal is to buy herself a parcel of land for her kiosk business and to be able to take care of her family.
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Mme Balkissa est la représentante du groupe AMBITION. Elle est mariée et mère de 03 enfants. Le plus âgée 19ans et le moins âgée a 09ans.02 vont à l’école et elle a 03 personnes à sa charge.

Mme vend des friperies ; de pagnes et gère un kiosque. Elle exerce le métier de vente d’habits depuis 03ans et le métier de gérant de kiosque depuis 01an. Elle s’approvisionne au marché de paglayiri pour friperies et pagnes. Ses clients sont les hommes et femmes.

Mme veut s’acheter 01 balle de friperie ; 10 pièces de pagnes et 15 caisses de boissons.

Elle épargne ses bénéfices pour agrandir son commerce. Mme ambitionne s’acheter une parcelle pour son activité de kiosque et s’occuper de sa famille.

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
  • 26
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $1,823,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 487.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ambition Group's $925 loan helped a member to buy one bundle of clothing, ten pagnes and 15 cases of drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2012