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Geswendebala De Sect15 Group
In this Group: Gisele, Fatimata, Aissatou Hamidou, Kiswendsida Aoua, Fati, Minata

Update on Geswendebala De Sect15 Group

Gisèle is in charge of the Geswendebala Sect 15 group and is married with five children. The eldest of the children is 19 years old and the youngest 10 months. Three go to school and Gisèle has five dependents.

She has been selling "pagnes" (pieces of decorative fabric) for the past six years. She gets her supplies in the Sector 10 market in town. Her customers come from all over the town. She would like to buy 15 "pagnes".

Gisèle would like to open a savings account for her profits but she has a child who is ill and has not been able to yet; she hopes to be able to do it this time. She has been able to reopen her workshop which had been closed and where she sells her fabric. Her ambition is to buy more "pagnes" to strengthen her workshop.
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Mme GISELE est la responsable du groupe GESWENDBALA SECT 15. Elle est mariée et mère de 05 enfants. Le plus âgé a 19ans et le moins âgé a 10 mois. 03 vont à l’école et elle a 05 personnes en charge.

Mme vend des pagnes depuis 06ans. Elle s’approvisionne au marché de secteur 10 en ville. Ses clients sont un peu partout en ville.

Elle veut s’acheter 15 pagnes.

Mme voulais ouvrir un compte d’épargne pour ses bénéfices mais son enfant était malade et elle n’a pas pu, elle espère le faire cette fois ci. Elle a pu rouvrir son atelier qui depuis était fermer ou elle vend en même tant ses pagnes, elle ambitionne acheter ses pagne pour renforcer son atelier.

Previous Loan Details

Gisele is the representative of the "Geswendbala de Sect 15" group. She is married and the mother of five children. The oldest is 19 years old and the youngest is two months. Three of her children are in school. She has 11 people dependent on her. She has sold pagnes [colorful cloths] for fi... More from Geswendebala De Sect15 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.

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This is a Group Loan

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About Burkina Faso

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $1,834,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 517.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Geswendebala De Sect15 Group's $1,025 loan helped a member to buy 15 "pagnes".
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Geswendebala De Sect15 Group. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2011. Learn More