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Urweze Group
In this Group: Divine, Amos, Eshtere, Cecile, Anne, Aline, Bahati, Rehema, Pelouse, Spes, Adidja, Jacqueline, Azile, Yvette, Veronique, Prosper, Jacqueline, Tharcisse, Esperance, Claudette, Salvator, Francine, Antoine, Jeremie, Jonas, Christine, Samuel, Pierre, Justine, Issa, Jeanine
Yvette N. is a 21-year-old shopkeeper who lives in the Rugombo commune of Cibitoke province, in West Burundi. Her business has been in sweet potatoes at the Rugombo trade center for three years, whereas she used to be a farmer before starting in this trade. Yvette has studied through the 5th grade. She is married and the mother of one child, aged 1 year and 8 months.

Yvette is now on her second community loan cycle with Turame. She is requesting the Kiva loan to increase her capital by buying large amounts of sweet potatoes to resell to her customers. In this way, she will be able to increase her savings.  With this loan and the savings in hand, she hopes to provide for her family and over time to realize her dream of becoming a major merchant.  

She is a member of the community group Urweze.
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Yvette N. est une commerçante âgée de 21 ans qui habite la commune de Rugombo de la Province de Cibitoke à l’Ouest du Burundi. Elle fait le commerce de pataes douces dans le centre de négoce de Rugombo depuis 3ans alors qu’elle était cultivatrice avant de commencer ce métier. Elle a fait ses études jusqu’au niveau de l’école primaire en 5e année. Elle est mariée et mère d’un enfant de 1an et 18 mois. Elle arrive au 2e cycle dans le crédit Communautaire avec Turame.

Elle demande le crédit Kiva pour accroitre son capital en achetant de grandes quantités de patates douces 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 realiser son reve d’etre une grande commercante

Elle est membre du groupe Communautaire« Urweze».

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.

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About Burundi

  • $600
    Average annual income
  • 19
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,421,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,228.9
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Urweze Group's $4,275 loan helped a member growing her capital by buying large amounts of sweet potatoes to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 10, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011