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Mrs Baekissou is married and the mother of two children: the elder is 23 and the younger 20. None of them attends school. She has six people in her care.

She has been selling pagnes (colorful West African cloth), earrings and cosmetics for seven years. She gets her supplies at the great market in Ouagadougou. Her clientele is made up of women and men. She wants to buy 50 units of pagnes, 30 sets of earrings and 30 boxes of cosmetics.

Mrs Baekissou intends to use her profit to expand her shed. Her ambition is to open a large store for pagnes and beauty products.
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Mme Baekissou est mariée et mère de 02 enfants. Le plus âgé a 23ans et le moins âgé a 20ans. Personne ne va à l’école. Elle a 06 personnes en charge.

Elle vend des pagnes, des boucles d’oreille, des berceaux pour bébé et des produits cosmétiques etc. depuis 07ans. L’argent va servir à l’achat de pagnes, boucles d’oreille et des produits cosmétiques Elle s’approvisionne au grand marché de Ouagadougou. Ses clients sont les femmes, les hommes.

Elle veut s’acheter 50 pièces de pagnes 30 complets de boucle d’oreille et 30 cartons de produit cosmétiques.

Mme veut utiliser ses bénéfices pour agrandir son hangar. Elle ambitionne ouvrir une grande boutique de pagnes et de produits de beauté.

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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
  • $2,389,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 488.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Baekissou to buy 50 units of pagnes, 30 sets of earrings and 30 boxes of cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2011
Nov 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012