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Turunguka Group
In this Group: Mariane, Daphrose, Christine, Bernitha, Stamilie, Abiba
Christine K., aged 34, is a shopkeeper who lives in the urban commune of Kanyosha, in the capital Bujumbura. For a year and six months, she has had a business involving clothing, commonly called friperies (second-hand clothing), at the Kanyosha Market. She has attained the third year of trade schooling in accounting. Christine is married to Leonard Minani, a mattress seller, and together they have six children, of whom four are in school. They also support a child from the immediate family.

Christine is now on her fourth community loan cycle with Turame, but she is now part of a solidarity loan. She is asking for a Kiva loan to diversify her business by including grocery items, such as palm oil, dried fish, and other item, so as to make a large profit. She aspires to the heights of a major merchant in the future if she does not encounter any more problems related to product shortages on the market.

She is a member of the solidarity group “Turunguka”.
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Christine K. est une commerçante âgée de 34 ans qui habite la commune urbaine de Kanyosha en Mairie de Bujumbura. Elle fait le commerce des habits appeles communément friperies au Marche de Kanyosha il ya de cela 1 an et 6 mois. Elle a fait ses études secondaires techniques jusqu’en 3e année en Comptabilité . Elle est mariée a Leonard Minani ,un commercant de matelas, et ont ensemble 6 enfants dont 4 sont a l’école. Ils prennent aussi en charge un 1 enfant de sa famille proche. Elle arrivait au 4e cycle dans le crédit Communautaire avec Turame, mais elle intègre maintenant le crédit solidaire.

Elle demande le crédit Kiva pour diversifier son business en y ajoutant les produits alimentaires comme l’huile de palme, du poisson sec, et autres articles pour réaliser de grands bénéfices. Elle espère atteindre le niveau d’une grande commerçante dans l’avenir si elle ne rencontre pas encore des problèmes lies au manque de produits sur le marche.

Elle est membre du groupe solidaire« Turunguka»

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
  • $4,471,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,220.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Turunguka Group's $2,200 loan helped a member diversifying her business by including grocery items, such as palm oil, dried fish, and more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011