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Ms. Asseta is a married woman and the mother of three children. The eldest is 15 years old, and the youngest is 10. All of them go to school. She has one person to support. Asseta has been making and selling hats and men's shirts for a year and a half. She is supplied from sewing stores in Ouagadougou. Her customers are church members and women in particular.

She wants to buy 12 rolls of cloth for making hats and 10 meters of cloth for making shirts.

She is saving her profits and also meeting her personnel needs. Her ambition is to open a store for her business and to help out her husband to take care of her family.
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Mme Asseta est mariée et mère de 03 enfants. Le plus âgé à 15ans et le moins âgé a 10ans. Tous vont à l’école et elle a 01 personne en charge.

Elle confectionne et vend des chapeaux, des chemises d’homme depuis 1an et demi. Mme s’approvisionne dans les merceries de Ouagadougou. Ses clients sont les membres des Eglises et surtout les femmes.

Mme veut s’acheter 12 roulots de tissus pour les chapeaux et 10 mètres de tissus pour les chemises.

Elle épargne ses bénéfices et s’occupe aussi de ses besoins personnels. Mme ambitionne ouvrir une boutique pour son activité et aider son mari à s’occuper de de sa famille.

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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
  • 6
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $2,388,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 453.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Asseta to buy 12 rolls of cloth for making hats and 10 meters of cloth for making shirts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012