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Shima Ii Group
In this Group: Delphine, Rufina, Oda, Immaculee, Goreth
Oda K. is a 53-year-old shopkeeper who lives in the Buyenzi district of the Bujumbura mayorship. She sells clothing items (clothes and shoes) at the Bujumbura central market, a line of business she has been working in for 30 years. Over the years, she added food products to her product offer. She attended school until the tenth year of the secondary level. She is a widow. She is on her sixth cycle of group loans with Turame, but now also incorporates an individual loan.

She is the mother of 8 children, of which 4 have already graduated and 4 attend secondary school.

She is requesting a Kiva loan to increase her capital by purchasing large quantities of clothing items and food products to sell to clients and thereby increase her savings. She preferred to ask for the loan from Turame because it will be easy for her to repay.

She is one of the members of the « Shima II» solidarity group.
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Oda K. est une femme commerçante âgée de 53 ans qui habite au Quartier Buyenzi en Mairie de Bujumbura. Elle fait le commerce de produits d’habillement (habits et chaussures) au Marche Central de Bujumbura, un métier qu’elle exerce depuis 30ans. Au cours de ses années d’exercice de son metier, elle a ajoute les produits vivriers dans ses produits de commerce. Elle a fréquenté l’école jusqu’en 10e année de l’école secondaire. Elle est veuve. Elle arrivait au 6e cycle dans le crédit Communautaire avec Turame mais elle intègre maintenant le crédit solidaire.

Elle est mère de 8enfants dont 4 ont déjà eu leur Diplôme et les 4 qui sont à l’école secondaire.

Elle demande le crédit Kiva pour accroitre son capital en achetant de grandes quantités de produits d’habillement et vivriers à revendre aux clients et ainsi pouvoir accroitre ses économies. Elle a préféré demander le crédit à Turame car elle a beaucoup de facilités à rembourser.

Elle est une des membres du groupe solidaire« Shima II».

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
  • 7
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,485,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,218.9
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shima Ii Group's $1,775 loan helped a member to increase her capital by purchasing large quantities of clothing items and food products to sell to clients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2010
Nov 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011