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Girineza Group
In this Group: Marie, Rose Paula, Jeanine, Willy, Jeanine, Beatrice, Raphael, Claver, Valerie*, Therese, Egide*, Mariam, Claude, Joselyne, Joselyne, Goreth, Raphael, Pacifique, Innocent, Carine, Alexis
* not pictured
Jeanine is a 30-year-old retail merchant who lives in the Kamenge district of the Municipality of Bujumbura. She has been selling women's pagnes (colorful West-African fabric) for over three years. She started this business while she was peddling small items such as second-hand clothing, shoes, etc.

She studied until third grade. She is married to Emmanuel and they have five children of whom three attend school.

The Kiva credit loan of 400,000 Burundian francs she was granted will allow her to increase her capital and buy a lot of women's pagnes to resell and make great profits.

She is a member of the "Girineza" community group.
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Jeanine est une commerçante âgée de 30ans qui habite au Quartier Kamenge de la Mairie de Bujumbura. Elle vend des pagnes pour femmes depuis 3 ans. Elle a commence cette activité alors qu’elle faisait le commerce ambulant de petites choses comme les habits usagers, les souliers, etc. Elle fait ses études jusqu’en 3e année primaire. Elle est mariée a Emmanuel et ont ensemble 5 enfants dont 3 étudient.
Le crédit Kiva de 400,000 francs burundais qu’elle obtient lui permet d’augmenter son capital pour acheter beaucoup de pagnes pour femmes à revendre et réaliser de grands bénéfices.

Elle est membre du groupe communautaire« Girineza»

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
  • 1,222.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Girineza Group's $2,975 loan helped a member increase her capital to buy a lot of women's pagnes to resell and make big profits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2012