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Yirigui I Group
In this Group: Bertine, Mariam, Sita
Bertine is the representative of the YIRIGUI I group. She is married and the mother of two children, aged 24 and 22. Her children are not in school. Bertine has three persons in her care.

Bertine has been making soap for six years. She buys her supplies at the Tampouy market and sells to both men and women. She wants to buy six liters of oil, six liters of shea butter and eight liters of caustic soda.

She plans to use her profits to strengthen her savings. Her goal is to buy some molds for the manufacturing of soap and to improve her family's living conditions.
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Mme BERTINE représente le groupe YIRIGUI I. Mariée, elle est mère de 02 enfants. Le plus âgé a 24ans et le moins âgé a 22ans. Personne ne va à l’école, elle a 03 personnes à sa charge.
Mme fait la transformation (savons) depuis 06ans. Elle s’approvisionne au marché de Tampouy. Ses clients sont les hommes, les femmes.
Elle veut s’acheter 06litres d’huile, 06litres de beure et 08litres de soude.
Avec ses bénéfices, elle désire épargner. Mme ambitionne acheter des moules pour fabrication du savon 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
  • 8
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    Burkina Faso Loans Fundraising
  • $2,151,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Yirigui I Group's $550 loan helped a member to buy six liters of oil, six liters of shea butter and eight liters of caustic soda.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013