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Wendyam Group
In this Group: Safiata, Fatimata, Alizeta, Lamoussa, Edith, Kadiata
Mrs SAFIATA (seen with her hand raised in the photo) represents the WENDYAM group. She is married and the mother of two children aged between 7 and 4 years old, one of whom attends school. She also cares for three other people. She has been selling traditional women's clothing (called pagne) and liquid soap for the last three years in Burkina Faso. She stocks up at the market in Gounghin, and sells to female customers. She is hoping to purchase 10 pagnes with this loan. She would like to use the profits to obtain a shed for her business activity. She hopes to grow her sales and improve the living conditions of her family.
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Mme SAFIATA représente le groupe WENDYAM. Elle est mariée et mère de 02 enfants. Le plus âgé a 07ans et le moins âgé a 04ans. 01 va à l’école et elle a 03 personnes en charge.

Elle vend des pagnes traditionnels et du savon liquide depuis 03ans. Mme s’approvisionne au marché de Gounghin. Ses clients sont les femmes.

Mme veut s’acheter 10 pagnes.

Elle veut épargner ses bénéfices pour avoir un hangar pour son activité. Elle ambitionne agrandir son champ d’activité et améliorer les conditions de vie de sa famille.

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
  • 7
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $2,495,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 533.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Wendyam Group's $575 loan helped a member purchase 10 traditional articles of women's clothing (pagne).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012