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Tujimbere Group
In this Group: Loda, Pelagie, Janvier, Peresi*, Annociate, Esperance, Capitoline, Perusi, Olipe, Rachel, Cecile*, Aline, Mode, Justine*, Amiel, Odette*, Laurette, Rusi*, Hawa, Mariam, Adja, Georgette, Anithe*, Venerande, Raheli, Perussi, Serges, Jeanne, Titi, Joel, Seconde, Jeanette, Antoinette, Adeline, Angele
* not pictured
Jeanne B. is the president of the Tujimbere group and sells banana juice in the Rugombo market. She is 30 and was able to attend school through 6th grade. She is married and the mother of five children, three sons and two daughters who are 15, 12, 8, 4 and 18 months. Only two are enrolled in school. She is in good health and affirms that she has no problems in life.

As a banana juice saleswoman, she chose to take out a loan from Turame because she was incapable of continuing her work with financial support.
She has just finished repaying her first loan of 100,000 Fbu. Her present loan request is for 180,000 which will be used to buy bananas. Asked why she chose Turame, she replied that Turame gives loans without requiring collateral the way other microfinance institutions do. She can't therefore leave Turame until she is financially independent.

As for her business, she gets up at two a.m. to prepare the banana juice which she then brings to her little juice stand. She only goes home when she has finished selling her juice. Normally, she never has difficulty selling all of it every day.

She hopes to have a happy life, both physically and materially. As for her children, she wants to be able to send them to school so that they also become able to live comfortably. She hopes to open a general store after her second loan with Turame is paid off. In conclusion, she encourages others to request loans through Turame, since Turame does not require anything before it gives out loans.
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Jeanne B. est présidente du groupe Tujimbere et vendeuse de jus de banane dans la marche de Rugombo. Elle a 30 ans et elle a fait ses études jusqu’en 6e année primaire. Elle est mariée et mère de cinq enfants dont trois garçons et deux filles qui ont successivement 15 ans, 12 ans, 8 ans, 4 ans, et 18 mois. Deux seulement sont à l’école. Elle est en bonne sante et elle constate qu’elle n’a aucun problème dans la vie.

Etant commerçante de jus de bananes, elle a choisi de prendre le crédit de Turame parce qu’elle était dans l’incapacité de continuer son metier sans soutien financier. Elle vient de terminer son 1e cycle de crédit de 100,000 Fbu. Son cycle actuel est de 180,000 qui sera orienté dans l’achat de bananes. A la question de savoir pourquoi elle a choisi Turame, elle a répondu que Turame donne un crédit sans demander des garanties matérielles comme le font les autres institutions de micro-finance. Elle ne peut pas alors quitter Turame sans qu’elle soit financièrement indépendante.

Pour ce qui est de son activité, elle se lève a deux heures du matin pour préparer le jus de banane qui par après est transporté dans sa petite kiosk a jus. Elle ne rentre pas chez elle avant qu’elle n’ait termine de vendre le jus. Normalement, elle n’a pas de difficulté de tout vendre dans une journée.

Elle espère mener une vie heureuse soit matériellement que physiquement. Pour ses enfants, elle va les soutenir pour étudier afin qu’ils deviennent eux aussi capable de vivre en confort. Elle souhaite aussi ouvrir une boutique alimentaire après son second cycle de crédit avec Turame. En conclusion, elle encourage les autres à solliciter le crédit de Turame car Turame n’exige rien avant la réception de crédit.

Additional Information

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 Burundi

  • $600
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,471,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,220.6
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tujimbere Group's $3,400 loan helped a member buying bananas to make banana juice for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 29, 2010
Apr 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010