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Huruma Group
In this Group: Machozi, Sophia, Saleh, Christine, Belyse, Ramadhani, Aza, Mwamvua, Juma, Adidja, Lukia, Omar, Emmanuel, Ramadhani, Emelyne, Solange, Mariam, Cecile, Belyse, Amida, Abiba, Furaha, Amina, Alima, Melanie, J Marie, Julienne, Pascal , Shabani, Jeanne
Lukia K. is a 47 year old retailer who lives in the the Buyenzi District of Bujumbura. She has been selling women’s “pagnes” (traditional brightly-colored fabric) for 3 years. She studied until the 6th year of primary school. Her husband, Eros Kisesa, is a car mechanic. She is currently in the 5th cycle in the community loan with Turame.

She is the mother of 6 children, 4 boys - of which twins - and 2 girls. They are aged 30, 27, 24, 19 and 14 years old for the twins. Only the eldest does not study, she is married.

She is requesting a Kiva loan to increase the number of “pagnes“ to sell with the hope of making a big profit. She hopes to have a large capital in the future, which will enable her to run a big business. She also intends to diversify her business by including in the future food products because they provide large profits. She received initial capital through a Turame loan to start her business.

She is one of the members of the “Huruma” community group.
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Lukia K. est une commerçante âgée de 47 ans qui habite au Quartier Buyenzi en Mairie de Bujumbura. Elle fait le commerce de pagnes pour femmes depuis 3 ans. Elle a fréquenté l’école jusqu’en 6e année de l’ecole primaire. Son mari, Eros Kisesa est un mecanicien automobile. Elle arrive au 5e cycle dans le crédit Communautaire avec Turame.

Elle est mère de 6enfants, 4 garçons dont 2 jumeaux et 2 filles qui sont âgés de 30ans,27ans,24ans,19ans et 14ans pour les 2 jumeaux. Seule l’ainée n’étudie pas, elle est mariée.

Elle demande le crédit Kiva pour augmenter la quantité de pagnes à vendre dans l’espoir d’avoir un grand bénéfice. Elle espère avoir un grand capital dans l’avenir qui lui permettra de faire un grand business. Elle compte aussi diversifier son business en incluant dans l’avenir, les produits alimentaires car ils procurent un grand bénéfice . Elle reçu le premier capital a travers le crédit de Turame pour démarrer son business.

Elle est une des membres du groupe Communautaire« Huruma»

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
  • $4,576,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,215.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Huruma Group's $4,975 loan helped a member to increase the number of “pagnes” to sell in hopes of making a big profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2010
Sep 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011