Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Sahra Group
In this Group: Mata, P Noelie, Jeanne, Mariam, Franciose
Mata is the leader of the group Sahra. Married, she is the mother of 7 children. The oldest is 20 years old and the youngest is 5 years old. Six go to school and she has 7 dependents.

Mata sells firewood, and has also been making and selling soap for 5 years. She gets her supplies in the outlying villages for the wood and at a large market for the soap. Her customers are the male and female neighbors of the neighborhood.

Mata wants to buy herself 1 rack of firewood, 10 plates of shea butter, 1 bag of caustic soda and 10 liters of coconut oil for the fabrication of soap.

She wants to save her profits. Mata has the ambition of buying a motor bicycle for her business and helping her husband for the well-being of the family.
View original language description ↓
Mme MATA est responsable du groupe SAHRA. Mariée, elle est mère de 07 enfants. Le plus âgé a 20ans et le moins âgé a 05ans. 06 vont à l’école et elle à 07 personnes à sa charge.
Mme vend du bois de chauffe, fabrique et vend aussi du savon depuis 05ans. Elle s’approvisionne dans les villages périphériques pour le bois et ua grand marché pour le savon. Ses clients sont les voisins et voisines du quartier.
Mme veut s’acheter 01 range de bois de chauffe, 10 assiettes de beurre de karité, 01 sac de soude caustique et 10 litres d’huile de coco pour la fabrication du savon.
Elle veut épargner ses bénéfices. Mme ambitionne son activité, acheter un motocycle et aider son mari pour le bien être de la 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.

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
  • 26
    View loans »
    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $1,823,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sahra Group's $550 loan helped a member to buy herself 1 rack of firewood, 10 plates of shea butter, 1 bag of caustic soda and 10 liters of coconut oil for the fabrication of soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013