Accommodations for Burkina Faso

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Julia Kurnia, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Julia Kurnia

    Julia Kurnia Director, Zidisha Zidisha Staff

    Until the security situation stabilizes in Burkina Faso, we encourage our members and volunteers there to stay at home or in a safe place and avoid unnecessary travel. In particular, nobody should put himself at risk in order to deposit a loan repayment, use a cybercafe to interact with our website, or do other Zidisha business.

    We advise members whose loan repayments have fallen due to do the following:
    • Keep the repayment with you at home.
    • Only when the banks reopen and it is completely safe, deposit the repayment.
    • If your repayment's due date is between October 20 and November 8, and you deposit the repayment on or before next Friday, November 8, then it will be counted as an on-time repayment in your repayment record. (If the security situation does not improve by November 8, we will post another announcement here to extend that date.)
    Similarly, members who have funded loans are advised to wait until the situation is safe to pick up their disbursements. We will not cancel any loans whose disbursements are not picked up during this time.

    We were glad to learn that Mien, who has been serving as our volunteer Client Relationship Manager in Burkina Faso for over two years, is well and safe.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2014
  2. Paige Klunk

    Paige Klunk Gold Member Zidisha Volunteer

    Praying for everyone's safety and security. However, I'm proud to see the progress of democracy.
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  3. Jean Wendpanga

    Jean Wendpanga Gold Member Volunteer Mentor

    Dears all
    Here the situation stabilizes over time. The bank that make Zidisha loan disbursements opened since Monday and loan disbursements have started yesterday. Thanks

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  4. Julia Kurnia

    Julia Kurnia Director, Zidisha Zidisha Staff

    Hi Mr. Kabore, thanks for the update. We have resumed normal operations in Burkina Faso.

    That said, any member in Burkina FAso who has a safety concern or who is unable to access a bank is encouraged to contact us so that we can consider an accommodation.
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