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Renaissance Group
In this Group: Leonie, Djeneba, Emelie W., Mariam, Noelie Lamoussa

Update on Renaissance Group

Mrs. Léonie is the representative of Renaissance Group. She's married and the mother of three children, of whom the oldest is 13 years old and the youngest is 6. The three children go to school. She has three persons to support.

Léonie is a hairdresser, and she also sells cereals. She's been working at this trade for eight years. She gets her supplies at the Sector 10 market in town, and from two surrounding villages, Po and Léo.

Her customers are women and men. Léonie wants to buy wool for hairdressing, and one sack of beans. With the profits, she puts some money away and helps out with the family expenses.

Her ambition is to open a shop to sell hairdressing products and accessories and to improve her hair salon.
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Mme Léonie est la représentante du groupe RENAISSANCE. Elle est mariée et mère de 03 enfants. Le plus âgé a 13ans le moins âgé a 06ans. Les 03 de vont à l’école et elle a 03 personnes à sa charge.

Mme est coiffeuse et vend aussi des céréales. Elle exerce ce métier depuis 08ans. Elle s’approvisionne au marché du secteur 10 en ville, à Po et à Léo villages environnants. Ses clients sont les femmes et hommes.

Mme veut s’acheter de la laine pour la coiffure et 01 sac d’haricots.

Avec ses bénéfices elle épargne un peu et aide dans les dépenses familiales. Mme ambitionne ouvrir une boutique pour vendre les produits et accessoires de coiffure et améliorer son salon de coiffure.

Previous Loan Details

Ms. Léonie is the representative of the group RENAISSANCE. She is married and the mother of three children, of whom the oldest is 13 years old and the youngest is 6. The three children go to school. She has three persons to support. Léonie is a hairdresser, and she also sells grain. She has be... More from Renaissance Group's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

This is a Group Loan

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About Burkina Faso

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $2,495,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 495.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Renaissance Group's $975 loan helped a member to buy wool and one sack of beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012