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Tujijure I Group
In this Group: Eugenie, Esperance, Joachim, Joselyne, Laurence*, Anatole, Pelagie, Renovat, Spes Caritas, Sylvetsre, Renilde, Beatrice, Suavis, Clotilde, Jacqueline, Alphonsine, Perpetue*, Claire, Antoine, Generose, Adelaide, Beatrice, Melanie, Pascasie
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Sylvestre is a 50-year-old merchant who lives in the town of Rutoki in Gitega Province, in the middle of the country. He has been doing commerce in local beer, bananas, and sorghum for 25 years now. He used to deal in store goods before beginning this current business.

Sylvestre has attended school and reached the 6th grade. He is married to Mélanie, and together they have eight children. Five of the children are in school.

The Kiva loan of 440,000 Burundi francs that he obtained has enabled him to increase his capital to buy large amounts of local beer to resell, so as to make a large profit and to increase his savings. Thus, he can cover his essential expenses, in this case, the costs of his children's schooling.
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Sylvestre est un commerçant âgé de 50ans qui habite la localité de Rutoki de la Province de Gitega au centre du pays. Il fait le commerce de bière locale de bananes et du sorgho il ya de cela 25 ans. Il faisait le commerce d’articles divers de boutique avant de commencer cette activité. Il a fait ses études jusqu'en 6e année primaire. Il est marie a Mélanie et ont ensemble 8 enfants dont 5 sont a l’école.
Le crédit Kiva de 440,000 francs burundais qu’il obtient lui permet d’augmenter son capital pour acheter de grandes quantités de bière locale à revendre afin de réaliser de grands bénéfices et accroitre ses économies pour subvenir a ses besoins essentiels en l’occurrence les frais de scolarité de ses enfants.

Il est membre du groupe communautaire« Tujijure I»

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This is a Group Loan

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About Burundi

  • $600
    Average annual income
  • 18
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,421,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,223.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tujijure I Group's $3,725 loan helped a member to increase his capital to buy large amounts of local beer to resell in order to make a large profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2012