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Geswendebala De Sect15 Group
In this Group: Gisele, Fatimata, Aissatou Hamidou, Kiswendsida Aoua, Fati, Cécile, Minata
Gisele is the representative of the "Geswendbala de Sect 15" group. She is married and the mother of five children. The oldest is 19 years old and the youngest is two months. Three of her children are in school. She has 11 people dependent on her.

She has sold pagnes [colorful cloths] for five years. She stocks up at the market in sector 10 of the city. Her customers are purveyors of other services and her neighbors.

She would like to buy 20 full pagnes.

She would like to use her profits to open a savings account. Her goal is to open a store to sell her pagnes and to help her husband pay for their children's education.
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Mme GISELE est la représentante du groupe GESWENDBALA DE SECT 15. Elle est mariée et mère de 05 enfants. Le plus âgé a 19ans et le moins âgé a 02mois. 03 de ses enfants vont à l’école. Elle a 11 personnes en charge.

Elle vend des pagnes depuis 05ans. Elle s’approvisionne au marché du secteur 10 en ville. Ses clients sont les agents des différents services et ses voisins.

Elle veut s’acheter 20 complets pagnes.

Mme veut utiliser ses bénéfices pour ouvrir un compte d’épargne. Elle ambitionne ouvrir une boutique pour ses pagnes et aider son mari dans la scolarité de ses enfants.

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.

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
  • 8
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $2,495,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 488.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Geswendebala De Sect15 Group's $1,275 loan helped a member to purchase 20 full pagnes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012