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Haoua is single and the mother of two children. Her oldest child is 23 years old and the youngest is 21. Both her children go to school. Haoua supports nine additional persons.

Haoua has been selling "pagnes" (West-African colorful fabrics) since 2009. She buys her merchandise at the District 10 market and from friends who are wholesalers. She works as an itinerant seller and has customers throughout the city.

She wants to buy 10 sets of plain "pagnes" (each measuring 1 x 3 meters), four damask sets, and one lace set.

She saves her profits to meet her repayments. Her ambition is to open a sewing supplies store and to take better care of her children.
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Mme HAOUA est célibataire et mère de deux (02) enfants. Le plus âgé a 23ans et le moins âgé a 21ans. Les 02 vont à l’école et elle a 09 personnes en charge.
Mme vend des pagnes depuis 2009. Elle s’approvisionne au marché de secteur 10 et avec ses amis grossistes. Ses clients sont un peu partout dans la ville car elle est ambulante.
HAOUA veut s’acheter 10complets pagnes simple, 04pagnes Bazin et 01pagne dentelle.
Mme épargne ses bénéfices pour faire face à ses échéances. Elle ambitionne ouvrir une boutique de mercerie et mieux s’occuper de ses enfants.

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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.

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
  • 501.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Haoua to buy some "pagnes" (West-African fabrics): 10 plain sets measuring 1 x 3 meters each, 4 damask sets and one lace set.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014