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Simma Group
In this Group: Dadissa, Ramata, Kortim, Talato, Salimata, Fissena

Update on Simma Group

Madam Dadissa is the representative of the Simma group. She is married and mother to two children. The oldest is 20 years old and the youngest is 13 years old. Both go to school and she has two dependents.

She has been selling shoes and clothing for 12 years. Madam Dadissa gets her supplies at the market of sector 10 in town. Her clients are women.

Madam Dadissa wants to buy 30 pairs of shoes, 15 pagnes [colorful West-African fabric] outfits and children's clothing. She wants to save her profits to expand her business. Madam Dadissa's ambition is to open a boutique selling pagnes and shoes.
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Mme Dadissa est la représentante du groupe SIMMA. Elle est mariée et mère de deux enfants. Le plus âgé a 20ans et le moins âgé a 13ans. Tous les 2 vont à l’école et elle a 2 personnes à sa charge.

Elle vend des chaussures et habits de puis 12ans. Mme s’approvisionne au marché de secteur 10 en ville. Ses clients sont les femmes.

Mme veut s’acheter 30paires de chaussures, 15 complets de pagnes et des habits pour enfants.

Elle veut économiser ses bénéfices pour agrandir son commerce. Mme ambitionne ouvrir une boutique de pagnes et chaussures.

Previous Loan Details

Madam Dadissa is the representative of the Simma Group. She is married and the mother of two children. The eldest is 20 years old, and the youngest is 13. Both attend school and she looks after two others in her household. She has sold shoes and clothing for 11 years. She buys her mercha... More from Simma Group'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

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

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.

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
  • 22
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $1,823,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 486.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Simma Group's $1,200 loan helped a member to buy 30 pairs of shoes, 15 pagnes [colorful West-African fabric] outfits and children's clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2012
Mar 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2012