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Karpala Group
In this Group: Adissa, Hontail Maria, Aissata, Fatimata, Rasmata

Update on Karpala Group

Ms. Adissa is the person responsible for the Karpala group. She is doing well: she is married and the mother of five children. The eldest is 34 and the youngest 19 years old. One of them attends school and she has five people under her care.

She has been selling cassava flour (placalie) and shoes for 28 years. She resupplies in Abidjan. Her clients are women and retailers from the Sankayaaré market.

She wants to buy 10 bags of cassava flour (placalie) and strengthen her business with her profits. Her ambition has always been to save so that she can build a house on her plot of land.
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Mme ADISSA est responsable du groupe KARPALA. Elle se porte bien. Mariée, elle est mère de 05 enfants. Le plus âgé a 34ans et le moins âgés à 19 ans. 01 vont à l’école et elle a 05 personnes en charge.
Mme vend de la farine de manioc (placalie) et des chaussures depuis 28ans. Elle s’approvisionne à Abidjan. Ses clients sont les femmes et les revendeurs du marché de sankayaaré.
Elle veut s’acheter 10 sacs de farine de manioc (placalie).
Elle veut avec ses bénéfices renforcer son activité. Mme ambitionne toujours épargner et veut toujours contruire une maison d’habitation sur sa parcelle.

Previous Loan Details

Adissa is the representative of the KARPALA group. She is married and the mother of five children. Her oldest child is 33 years old, the youngest is 18. One of her children attends school. She has five people in her care. Adissa has been selling cassava flour (placalie) and shoes for the p... More from Karpala 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.

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.

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

  • $1,284
    Average annual income
  • 14
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $1,419,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 506.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Karpala Group's $750 loan helped a member buy 10 bags of cassava flour (placalie).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Karpala Group. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2013. Learn More