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Fatimata lives in the Pissy district of the town of Ouagodougou and has been buying and selling "pagnes" (colorful pieces of fabric), shoes and babies' clothes for six months. She is 33 years old, married and mother to two children who are both at primary school. She would like to take advantage of her customer base, which is made up mainly of women, to sell energy products (enhanced fire burners, gas fires and solar lamps) so that she can diversify her income to improve her business, as well as her own and her family's living conditions. She will buy 14 enhanced fire burners, three gas fires and 12 solar lamps from Nafa Naana, an energy products' supplier, so that she can begin a retail business. Nafa Naana is a social company whose mission is to facilitate access to energy products in order to improve people's living conditions in Burkina Faso. It has a retail network of shop owners and women like Fatimata who have small businesses.

The total amount of Fatimata's bill is 284,900FCFA, which she is unable to pay. A loan of this amount would enable her to begin her activity and generate additional income for her business and to contribute to her co-spouses' cooking, to the improvement of their health and the protection of the environment.
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Fatimata habite le quartier Pissy de la ville de Ouagadougou et y mène une activité d’achat/ vente de pagnes, de chaussure et de la layette pour bébés il y a six mois. Elle a 33 ans, est mariée et mère de deux enfants qui vont tous à l’école primaire. Elle veut profiter de sa clientèle composée de plus de femmes pour associer la vente de produits énergie (foyers améliorés, foyers à gaz et lampes solaires) afin de diversifier ses revenus pour améliorer son commerce et ses conditions de vie et celle de sa famille. Avec Nafa Naana, fournisseur de produits énergie, elle achètera 14 foyers améliorés, 3 foyers à gaz et 12 lampes solaires pour commencer l’activité de distribution. Nafa Naana est une entreprise sociale qui a pour mission de faciliter l’accès aux produits énergie pour améliorer les conditions de vie des populations au niveau du Burkina Faso. Elle dispose d’un réseau de distribution composés de boutiquiers, de femmes menant du petit commerce comme Fatimata.

Le montant global de la facture est de 284 900 FCFA et Fatimata n’est pas à mesure de payer. Un prêt de ce montant lui permettra de démarrer l’activité afin de créer des revenus supplémentaires pour son commerce et de contribuer à la facilitation de la cuisine de ses coépouses du quartier, à l’amélioration de leur santé et à la protection de l’environnement

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More information about this loan

This loan will help EdM provide energy-efficient wood or coal-burning stoves and gas stoves to retailers. EdM uses loaned funds to purchase stoves from local producers, then supplies the stoves to retailers on credit. Retailers, who typically own pre-existing small businesses and wish to add stoves to their inventories, are responsible for repaying the cost of the stoves to EdM in installments over the course of the loan term. These stoves help end users reduce their fuel expenses and avoid health complications caused by cooking over open fires. Since EdM pays the cost of transporting stoves from producers to retailers, and provides marketing support in the form of promotional posters and awareness-raising events, the organization adds a margin of between 4 and 7.5% to the cost the retailers pay for the stoves in order to make the project self-sufficient. 

About Entrepreneurs du Monde (EdM)

Kiva provides an important source of flexible, risk-tolerant working capital for social businesses in EDM’s network so that they can import and stock clean energy products to meet customer demand and positively impact health and the environment in impoverished communities around the world.

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
  • 481.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Fatimata to buy and resell 14 enhanced fire burners, three gas fires and 12 solar lamps.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 29, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 31, 2014