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Maombi Group
In this Group: Andre, Haridi, Jean, Jacqueline, Leonie, Eliane, Jeannette, Francine, Apauline, Olipe, Seraphine, Estella, Gloriose, Alice, Beatrice, Consolate, Constance, Olive, Jeanine, Angele, Chantal, Alphonsine, Stephanie, Pelouse, Louise, Sophie, Dorothee, Beancile, Elisabeth
Léonie N. is a 40 year old business woman who lives in Rugombo commune, in the province of Cibitoke which is in the west of Burundi. She sells dried manioc in Rugombo's market. She was a farmer before she started this business. She has never been to school. She has been divorced for the past eight years. This is her third loan with Turame.

She is the mother of eight children: two boys and six girls, aged 25, 23, 19, 17, 15, 13, 10 and 8. Four of her children are in school.

She is asking for a Kiva loan to increase the amount of dried manioc she can buy to sell to her clients. She has a hard time drying enough manioc during the rainy season. She hopes that with this loan, she will be able to pay her children's tuition fees and lead a happier life. She is a member of the Maombi community group.
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Léonie N. est une commerçante âgée de 40ans qui habite la Commune de Rugombo en Province Cibitoke à l’Ouest du Burundi. Elle fait le commerce de manioc sec au Marché de Rugombo.Elle était cultivatrice avant de commencer cette activité commerciale. Elle n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Elle est divorcée il ya de cela 8 ans. Elle est maintenant au 3e cycle dans le crédit communautaire avec Turame.

Elle est mère de 8enfants ; 2 garçons et 6 filles âgés de 25ans, 23 ans, 19 ans, 17 ans, 15 ans, 13 ans, 10 ans et de 8ans. Quatre de ses enfants étudient.

Elle demande le crédit Kiva pour augmenter la quantité de manioc sec qu’elle achète pour revendre aux clients. Elle affirme qu’elle fait face au ralentissement de son activité pendant la saison pluvieuse parce que son activité consiste à sécher le manioc pour l’écouler au marché. Elle a l’espoir qu’avec le crédit de Turame, elle sera a mesure de supporter les frais de scolarité de ses enfants et mener sa vie heureusement.

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

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

  • $400
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,036,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,218.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Maombi Group's $3,725 loan helped a member to buy dried manioc to sell at market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 31, 2010