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Irembo Group
In this Group: Generose, Rebecca, Yolande, Nadege, Viola, A Marie, Rebecca, Dorothee, Christine, Dina, Adelaide, Daniel, Renathe, Speciose, Yvette, Venerande, Colette, Capitoline, Mariatta, Euphrem, Francine, Charlotte, Candide, Esperance, Charlotte, Fabiola, Claudine, Primitive, Christine
Dorothée M. is a 58-year-old retailer who lives in the Kamenge district of Bujumbura. She is a widow and the mother of two independent, adult children.

Dorothée did not attend school. She has been selling all kinds of clothes for 25 years. She is currently in the 8th cycle of community credit with the Turame MFI.

Dorothée is seeking credit through Kiva to bolster her capital in order to import clothes from Uganda, thereby increasing her stocks, and hopefully, boosting her profits. She hopes to have more capital in the future, which would enable her to run a large business. She also hopes that the savings from her business will help to finish construction on her house.

Dorothée is a member of the Irembo community group.
Dorothée M. est une femme commerçante âgée de 58 ans qui habite au Quartier Kamenge en Mairie de Bujumbura. Elle fait le commerce des habits pour toutes catégories depuis 25 ans. Elle n’a pas fréquenté l’école. Elle est une veuve. Elle arrive au 8e cycle dans le crédit Communautaire avec Turame.

Elle est mère de 2enfants qui sont adultes et qu’elle ne prend plus en charge.

Elle demande le crédit Kiva pour accroitre son capital afin d’importer les habits de l’Ouganda et ainsi augmenter la quantité des habits 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 espère en plus, qu’avec des économies générées de ce business, elle parviendra à parachever la construction de sa propre maison qu’elle a commencer a bâtir.

Elle est une des membres du groupe Communautaire« Irembo»

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
  • $4,518,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,208.1
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Irembo Group's $4,625 loan helped a member to increase her capital in order to import clothes from Uganda, increase her stocks, and make substantial profits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2010
Sep 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011