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Saoudata is a woman who lives in Sector 6 of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. She has 3 children. The oldest is 12 and the youngest is 7. Two of her children go to school. She takes care of 4 people: her 3 children plus her sister.
Sadouata has been running a restaurant business selling beef stew, fish stew, and other types for the past 4 years. She purchases her supplies at the Zabré market in the city. Her clients are her neighbors, as well as civil servants.
With the loaned money, she wants to buy a freezer to keep her meat fresh and 15 kilograms of meat.
In the future, Sadiouata would like to improve her restaurant's porch by installing fans, and to be able to prepare stew at all hours of the day. She would also like to improve her home's roof because water comes in during the rainy season.
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Saoudata est une femme qui habite au secteur 06 de Ouagadougou Burkina faso.Elle a 03 enfants. Le plus âgé a 12ans et le moins âgé a 07 ans. Deux (02) enfants vont à l’école. Elle a quatre personnes en charge: ses 03 enfants plus sa sœur.

saoudata mène une activité de restauration (soupe de viande de bœuf, de poisson etc.) depuis quatre ans Elle s’approvisionne au marché de zabré daaga en ville. Ses clients sont ses voisins du quartier et les fonctionnaires.

Avec l’argent octroyé, elle veut s’acheter un congélateur pour la bonne conservation de sa viande, et 15 kilogrammes de viande

saoudata a pour ambition de bien embellir son hangar, mettre des ventilateurs et préparer la soupe a tout moment. Elle veut réfectionner sa maison quand il pleut, l’eau rentre par le toît.

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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.

About Burkina Faso

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $2,162,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 453.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Saoudata to buy a refrigerator to conserve meat for her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011