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Mme Aïsseta is married and the mother of 3 children, aged between 20 and 3. 2 of the children go to school, and she is responsible for 4 people.

For the last 20 years, she has been selling "pagnes" (colorful African cloth). She obtains her supplies in Lomé, Togo. Her customers are guests of the Hotel Splendide and passers-by, as she is a walking salesperson.

With the money from the loan, she wants to buy 1 bale of "pagnes." The profit will be used to increase her activity. She also has the goal of opening a large store and educating her children, for a better future.
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Mme Aïsseta est marié et mère de 03 enfants. Le plus âgé a 20ans et le moins âgé a 03ans.02 vont à l’école et elle a 04 personnes à sa charge.

Mme vend des pagnes depuis 20ans. Elle s’approvisionne à Lomé au TOGO. Ses clients sont les agents de la Splendide Hôtel et les personnes ambulantes car elle est vendeuse ambulante.

Avec cet argent, Mme veut s’acheter 01balle de pagnes.

Elle utilise ses bénéfices pour renforcer son activité. Mme ambitionne ouvrir une grande boutique de pagnes et veut scolariser ses enfants pour un meilleur avenir.

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.

About Burkina Faso

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $2,160,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 466.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Aïsseta to buy one bale of "pagnes" (colorful African cloth).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011