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Update on Mariam

Mariam is married and a mother of two children, who go to school. The oldest is 15 years old and the youngest is 12 years old. She is doing well. She has three people under her care.

Mariam has been selling pagne [traditional, colorful fabric] and children's ready-to-wear clothes for 10 years. She buys her goods at the sector 10 market in town. Her customers are from all over town, because she moves around [to sell her goods].

She wants to buy five lengths of pagne and five dozen ready-to-wear outfits. She wants to use the profits she makes to increase her business and to help her husband with the household expenses.

Mariam has the ambition to grow her business and open a pagne shop, and to ensure the schooling and the future of her children.
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Mme MARIAM est mariée et mère de 02 enfants. Elle se porte bien. Le plus âgé a 15ans et le moins âgé a 12ans. Deux(02) vont à l’école et elle a trois (03) personnes en charge.
Mme vend de pagnes et prêt à porté pour enfant depuis 10 ans. Elle s’approvisionne au marcher de 10. Ses clients sont partout en ville car elle ambulante.
Elle veut s’acheter 05 pièces de pagnes et 05 douzaines de prêt a porté.
Elle veut utiliser ses bénéfices pour renforcer son activité et aider son mari pour les dépenses familiales. Mme ambitionne agrandir son activité en ouvrant une boutique pour pagne et assurer l'avenir des enfants en leur scolarisant.

Previous Loan Details

Mariam is married and mother to two children. The oldest is 14 and the youngest 11 years old. They both go to school. She has four people under her care. She has been selling loincloths and children's clothing for nine years. She buys her supplies at the market of sector 10 in town. Her client... More from Mariam'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.

About Burkina Faso

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $1,854,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 517.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mariam to buy 5 lengths of pagne [traditional, colorful fabric] and 5 dozen ready-to-wear outfits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013