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Mamouna is married and mother to two children. The eldest of the children is five years old and the youngest two. One goes to school. Mamouna has four dependents.

She has been selling various types of "pagnes" (brightly coloured decorative pieces of fabric) for the past five years. She gets her supplies at the Sector 10 market in town and in Mali. Her customers are women.

Mamouna wants to buy two dozen "Hitarget pagnes" and one batch of damask fabric. She is saving her profits so that she can buy a permanent workshop and reinvest in her business. Her ambition is to expand the shed where she sells her goods and improve her family's living conditions.
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Mme MAMOUNA est mariée et mère de 02 enfants. Le plus âgé a 05ans et le moins âgé a 02ans. Un va à l’école. Elle a 04 personnes en charge.

Elle vend des pagnes divers depuis 05ans. Mme s’approvisionne au marché de secteur 10 en ville et au Mali. Ses clients sont les femmes.

Mme veut s’acheter 02 douzaines de pagnes hitarget et 01 lot de Bazin.

Elle épargne ses bénéfices pour ouvrir un atelier fixe et pouvoir réinvestir dans son commerce. Mme ambitionne agrandir son hangar de vente et améliorer les conditions de vie 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.

About Burkina Faso

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $1,935,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 517.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Mamouna to buy two dozen "Hitarget pagnes" and one batch of damask fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 1, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013