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Pendo Group
In this Group: Patricie, Jeannette, Berie, Marie, Dorothee, Olive, Mariam, Aline, Claudine, Eric, Jeannette, Gertrulde, Pierre, Patricie, Dancile, Philippe, Edina, Aline, Esperance, Diane, Odette, Francine, Riziki, Cecile, Suzane, Gloriose, Pelagie, Clauvis, Theodore, Jackson, Adele, Jacqueline, Elias, Perusi, Goreth, Jeanine, Laurence, Fidele, Jacqueline, Evelyne
Patricie N. is a 47 year old merchant. She lives in the town of Rugombo in the Cibitoke province in the western part of Burundi. She has been selling sweet potatoes for three years at the Rugombo market.

Before starting this business, she was a farmer. She studied until the 4th year of primary school. She is a widow. She is currently in the 4th cycle of the community loan with Turame. She is the mother of 3 boys of which 2 go to school.

She is requesting a Kiva loan to increase the quantity of sweet potatoes that she buys to resell to her customers. With the loan from Turame, she hopes to increase her profits and save money to solve her various financial problems and buy her own house.

She acknowledges that Turame helped her at the right moment, as she worked for others in order to be able to have enough to eat. Her way of living has now improved thanks to the Turame loan.

She is one of the members of the « Pendo » community group.
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Patricie N. est une commerçante âgée de 47ans qui habite la Commune de Rugombo en Province Cibitoke à l’Ouest du Burundi. Elle fait le commerce de patates douces depuis trois ans au Marche de Rugombo.Elle était cultivatrice avant de commencer cette activité commerciale. Elle a fait ses études jusqu’en 4e année du primaire. Elle est une veuve. Elle est maintenant au 4e cycle dans le crédit communautaire avec Turame.

Elle est mère de 3 garçons dont 2 sont à l’école.

Elle demande le crédit Kiva pour augmenter la quantité de patates douces qu’elle achète pour revendre aux clients . Elle a l’espoir qu’avec le crédit de Turame, elle pourra avoir beaucoup de bénéfice et faire ses épargnes pour résoudre ses divers problèmes financiers et s’acheter sa propre maison.
Elle reconnait que Turame lui est venu en aide au bon moment parce que elle travaillait pour les autres afin d’avoir de quoi manger mais maintenant le crédit de Turame a amélioré son mode de vie

Elle est une des membres du groupe communautaire « Pendo ».

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
  • 6
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,498,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,220.9
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Pendo Group's $4,475 loan helped a member to increase the quantity of sweet potatoes that she buys to resell to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 16, 2011