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Bassyyam Group
In this Group: Azara, Adissa, Aida, Aicha, Joanna, Celestine
Mrs. Azara is the representative of the group BASSYYAM. She is married with 4 dependent children. The oldest is 16 years old, and the youngest is 10. Three of them go to school.

She has been selling pagnes (colorful West-African cloth) and music devices for 8 years. She buys her merchandise in Lomé. Her customer base is composed of men and women.

She will use her loan to buy 20 music devices 30 pagnes. She is saving her profits to buy a plot. Her goal is to expand her business.
Mme AZARA est la représentante du groupe BASSYAM. Elle est mariée et mère de 04 enfants. Le plus âgé a 16ans et le moins âgé a 10ans. 03 vont tous à l’école. Elle a 04 personnes en charge.

Elle vend des pagnes et appareils de musique depuis 08ans. Elle s’approvisionne au Lomé. Ses clients sont les femmes et hommes.

Elle veut s’acheter 20 appareils de musiques et 30 complets de pagnes.

Mme épargne ses bénéfices pour s’acheter une parcelle. Elle ambitionne agrandir son affaire.

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
  • 14
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $2,489,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 488.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Bassyyam Group's $1,550 loan helped a member to buy 20 music devices and 30 pagnes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2011
Jan 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012