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Koukilan Group
In this Group: Marceline, Wedia, Maimouna, Adissa, Abissatou
Mrs. MARCELINE is the representative of the group KOUKILAN. She is a married mother of four children aged 21 to 35, one of whom attends school. She supports five people.

Marceline has been selling groundnuts, yeast, yams and pain de singe (baobab fruit) for two years. She buys her stock in the neighboring village of Pô. Her customers are men and women who visit the market.

Marceline wants to buy 20 tubs of groundnuts, 10 tubs of yeast and 10 yams. She will use her profits to support her activity (purchasing large quantities of merchandise). She plans to bolster her savings, and provide for her youngest child and her grandchildren whose mother (her daughter) has passed away.
Mme MARCELINE représente le groupe KOUKILAN. Mariée, elle est mère de 04 enfants. Le plus âgé a 35ans et le moins âgé a 21ans. 01 va à l’école et elle à 05 personnes à sa charge.
Mme vend des grains d’arachide, de la levure, des ignames et des pains de singe depuis 02ans. Elle s’approvisionne à Pô village environnant. Ses clients sont les femmes et hommes du marché.
Mme veut s’acheter 20 tines d’arachide, 10 tines de levure et 10 ignames.
Avec ses bénéfices, elle veut améliorer son activité (acheter en quantité). Mme ambitionne épargner, subvenir au besoin de son dernier enfant et de ses petits t fils dont leur mère (sa fille) est décédé.

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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.

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
  • 15
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $2,389,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 500.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Koukilan Group's $500 loan helped a member to buy 20 tubs of groundnuts, 10 tubs of yeast and 10 yams.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013