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Benit Group
In this Group: Bouanpoundi, Manipougouidiba, S Fatimata, Binta

Update on Benit Group

Bouanpoundi is the representative of the BENIT group. She is doing well. She is married and the mother of four children who all go to school. Her oldest child is 22 years old and her youngest is 13.

Bouanpoundi has been selling "pagnes" (colorful West-African fabrics) as well as damask fabrics for the past four years. She stocks up in Mali and in Lomé.

She wants to buy 15 pagnes, 15 pieces of damask fabric and a dozen pair of shoes. She is planning to use her profits to expand her business. Her goal is to open her own shop.
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Mme BOUANPOUNDI est responsable du groupe BENIT. Elle se porte bien. Marié, elle est mère 04enfants. Le plus âgé 22ans et le moins âgé 13ans. 04 vont à l’école.
Mme vend des pagnes, bijoux, chaussures et bazins depuis 04ans. Elle s’approvisionne au Mali et à Lomé.
Elle veut s’acheter 15 pagnes, 15 bazins et 1/12 de chaussures.
Mme veut utiliser ses bénéfices pour agrandir son commerce. Elle ambitionne ouvrir sa propre boutique.

Previous Loan Details

Ms. BOUANPOUNDI is the official of the group BENIT. She is a married mother of four children. The oldest is 22, and the youngest is 13. Four go to school. Ms. BOUANPOUNDI has been selling water, 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa), bed sheets, and damask fabrics for four years. Sh... More from Benit 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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 19
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $1,814,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 476.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Benit Group's $2,000 loan helped a member to buy 15 "pagnes", 15 pieces of damask fabric and a dozen pair of shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2014
May 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014