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In this Group: Esperance, Pascasie, M Goreth*, Euphrasie, Jeanette*, A Marie, Jacqueline*, Aurelie*, Antoinette, Rosalie*, Francoise, Anicetie, Yvette, Jeanette, Josiane, Remy, Spes, Michel, Alexandre, Francoise, Josephine, Rachel, Laurence, Jacqueline, Isidore, Patrice*, Godefroid, Christophe, Aloys, Theogene
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Esperance N. is a 30 year old businesswoman who lives in the village of Rugombo in the Cibitoke Province in western Burundi. She has been managing a restaurant in the commercial district of Rugombo for 3 years. Before the restaurant, she was in the business of selling basic food items. She studied until 6th grade. She is divorced and the mother of a daughter who is 11 years old and a boy who is 10 years old. She is in her seventh round of community borrowing with the Turame group. She is asking for the Kiva loan to increase the business' capital for the expansion of the restaurant by purchasing large quantities of food items to sell to its clients and to also increase their ability to save money. She hopes that with these savings, she will be able to support her family's needs and build her own home. She is a member of the community group "Rima."
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Esperance N. est une commerçante âgée de 30 ans qui habite la commune de Rugombo de la Province de Cibitoke à l’Ouest du Burundi. Elle tient un restaurant dans le centre de négoce de Rugombo depuis 3ans alors qu’elle pratiquait le commerce de produits alimentaires avant de commencer ce métier. Elle a fait ses études jusqu’au niveau de l’école primaire en 6e année. Elle est divorcée et mère de 2 enfants âgés de 11 pour la fille ainée et de 10 ans pour le garçon. Elle arrive au 7e cycle dans le crédit Communautaire avec Turame.

Elle demande le crédit Kiva pour accroitre son capital pour l’expansion de son restaurant en achetant de grandes quantités d’articles de consommation à revendre à ses clients et ainsi pouvoir accroitre ses économies. Elle espère qu’avec les économies réalisées avec ce credit, elle sera à mesure de subvenir aux besoins familiaux et pouvoir construire sa propre maison

Elle est membre du groupe Communautaire« Rima».

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
  • 9
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,600,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,228.9
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rima Group's $4,775 loan helped a member to increase the business' capital for the expansion of the restaurant by purchasing large quantities of food items to sell to its clients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011