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Dutsimbatare Group
In this Group: Antoine, Philotee, Mediatrice*, Remegia, Jerome, Daphrose, Reperate, Savera, Jacqueline, Remunda*, Solene, Sylvain , Chrisifanie, Isidonie, Samuel, Pulcherie, Agathe*, Suavis, Claudine, Collette, Liberate*, Emelienne, Agnes, Lucie, Beatrice
* not pictured
Rémegia is a 50-year-old retail merchant who lives in the village of Kibimba, 21 km from the city of Gitega, part of Gitega Province in the central part of the country.

She has been selling tomatoes for 15 years. She attended school until 6th grade. She is a widow and her husband taught her how to trade tomatoes before he died. She has six children, all married.

Kiva's credit loan of 140,000 Burundian francs will allow her to increase her working capital so she can buy many baskets of tomatoes for retail sales, make large profits and increase her savings. She is a member of the Dutsimbatare community group.
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Rémegia est une commerçante âgée de 50 ans qui habite la localité de Kibimba à 21km de la ville de Gitega en Province de Gitega au centre du pays. Elle est vendeuse de tomates depuis 15ans. Elle a fréquenté l’école jusqu’en 6 è année primaire. Elle est veuve et c’est bien son mari qui l’a appris ce métier de vendre les tomates avant de mourir. Elle a 6 enfants qui sont tous mariés.
Son crédit Kiva de 140,000 francs burundais qu’elle obtient va lui permettre d’augmenter son capital pour acheter beaucoup de paniers de tomates à revendre afin de réaliser de grands bénéfices et accroitre ses économies
Elle est membre du groupe communautaire DUTSIMBATARE

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

  • $400
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,036,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,227.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Dutsimbatare Group's $2,275 loan helped a member increase her working capital to buy many baskets of tomatoes for retail sales, to make large profits and increase her savings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 19, 2012