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Garukirabakenyezi Group
In this Group: Denise, Jeannette, Suzanne, Sophie, Goreth*, Francoise, Anastasie, Constance, Viola , Jeanine, Leonie Annonciate, Philomene, Francoise, Sylvie, Rose, M Rose, Sedeck*, Albert, Pascaline, Jacqueline*, Epiphanie*, Gregonie, Frediane, Aline, M Goreth, Pascaline, Richard*, Gerardine*, Sylvie*, Yvette, Evelyne, Gertrude, Menedore, Virginie, Paulette, Noella, Consolate, Esperance, Joselyne, Devote, Soline, Raymonde
* not pictured
Denise C. is a 48-year-old merchant who lives in the town of Bwoga in Commune Gitega, in central Burundi. She has been doing commerce in bananas for four years. It is a trade she began when she was a farmer. She did not attend school and is the mother of nine children, three of whom are in school. Her husband, Datus N., is also a retail merchant at the Central Market of Gitega City.

Denise is asking for a Kiva loan to increase her capital by buying large quantities of food items to resell, so as to make a big profit. She would like to be a major merchant able to provide large quantities of food.

She is a member of the community group “Garukirabakenyezi” and is now on her 16th [loan] cycle in this group.
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Denise C. est une commerçante âgée de 48ans qui habite la localité de Bwoga en Commune Gitega au centre du Burundi. Elle fait le commerce de bananes depuis 4ans, le métier qu’elle commence alors qu’elle était cultivatrice. Elle n’a pas fréquente l’école et est mère de 9 enfants dont 3 d’entre eux sont à l’école. Son mari, Datus N., est lui aussi commerçant de détail au Marché Central de la Ville de Gitega.

Elle demande le crédit Kiva pour augmenter son capital en achetant de grandes quantités de produits alimentaires à revendre pour réaliser de grands bénéfices. Elle souhaite être une grande commerçante pouvant fournir de grandes quantités de produits d’alimentation.

Elle est membre du groupe Communautaire« Garukirabakenyezi»et arrive au 16e cycle dans ce groupe.

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
  • 4
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,571,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,210.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Garukirabakenyezi Group's $3,450 loan helped a member to increase her capital by buying large amounts of food to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011