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Mukenyeziterimbere Group
In this Group: Eugenie*, Marguerite, Judith, Rose, Liberate, Anatole, Leonie, Jeanine, Emelyne*, Languide, Seraphine, Mondaine, Thomas, Isabelle, M Goreth, Charlotte, Charlotte, Caritas, Charlotte, Sylvie, Beatrice*, Pelagie, Denise, Lazare, Godeberthe, Virginie, Beatrice, Esperance, Joselyne, Beatrice, Stephanie, Generose, Emmanuella, Annonciate, Leocadie, Pascaline, Eliane, Nestora
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Thomas is 43-year-old merchant who lives in the town of Bukirasazi, in the province of Gitega, a central region. He is a member of the MukenyeziTerimbere community group. He has been selling tea and bread for 22 years, and started this activity while working in the restaurant business. He attended two years of adult literacy training. His wife Leoncie is a farmer. They have eight children, five of whom go to school.

He is seeking a loan of 290,000 Burundi francs to increase his working capital. He will buy large quantities of tea and bread to sell in order to make substantial profits and increase his savings.
Thomas est un commerçant âgé de 43ans qui habite la localité de Bukirasazi de la Province de Gitega au centre du pays. Il vend du the et du pain depuis 22 ans. Il commence ce métier alors qu’il fait le commerce de restaurant. Il a fait juste l’alphabétisation des adultes comme formation jusqu’en 2e année. Son épouse, Leoncie est une cultivatrice et 8 enfants dont 5 sont à l’école.
Le crédit Kiva de 290,000 francs burundais qu’il obtient lui permet d’augmenter son capital pour acheter de grandes quantités de the et de pains à revendre afin de réaliser de grands bénéfices et accroitre ses économies.

Il est membre du groupe communautaire« MukenyeziTerimbere"

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
  • 20
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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 Mukenyeziterimbere Group's $4,325 loan helped a member to stock up on tea and bread for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 27, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2012