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Pingdwend Group
In this Group: Mariam, Kotime, Alizeta, Rasmata, Azetta
Mariam is the representative of the Pingdwend group. She is married and the mother of 4 children, the oldest of whom is 16 and the youngest of whom is 5. Mariam has been selling pagnes (the traditional cloth of western Africa) and clothing for 5 years. She stocks up at the market in her region, and sells mainly to female customers. She would like to purchase 5 pagnes and 5 bottom outfits. She wants to save her profits to expand her business. Mariam's goals are to expand the boundaries of her business and to educate her children.
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MARIAM est responsable du groupe PINGDWEND. Mariée, elle est mère de 04 enfants. Le plus âgé a 16ans et le moins âgé a 05ans. 02 vont à l’école.
Mme vend des pagnes et habits depuis 05ans. Elle s’approvisionne au marché de son secteur. Ses clients sont les femmes.
Mme veut s’acheter 05 pagnes et 05habits bas.
Elle veut épargner ses bénéfices pour renforcer son activité. Ambitionne étendre les limites de son activité et scolariser ses enfants.

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
  • 8
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $1,933,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 480.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Pingdwend Group's $525 loan helped a member to purchase 5 "pagnes" (traditional African cloth) and 5 bottom outfits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2014