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Mrs. Helene is married and mother of four children; the oldest is 14 years old and the youngest is 1 year old. Three attend school. She has five dependents. She has sold "pagne" fabric for five years. She stocks up at the Sector 10 market. Her customers are all over the city because she is a street vendor. She wants to buy eight pieces of "pagne" cloth. With her profits, she wants to strengthen her business. Her goal is to continue her business in order to open her own shop.
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Mme HELENE est marié et mère de 04enfants. Le plus âgé a 14ans et le moins âgé a 01an. 03 vont à l’école et elle a 05 personnes en charge.

Mme vend des pagnes depuis 05ans. Elle s’approvisionne au marché de secteur 10. Ses clients sont un peu partout dans la ville car ambulante.

Elle veut s’acheter 08 pièces de pagnes.

Avec ses bénéfices, elle veut renforcer son activité. Elle ambitionne poursuivre son activité afin d’ouvrir sa propre boutique.

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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
  • 17
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $1,814,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 533.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Hélène to buy 8 pieces of "pagne" cloth.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012