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Duterimbere I Group
In this Group: Agnes, Emmanuella, François, Yvette, Françoise, Radegonde, M Rose, Spes, Jacqueline, Janviere, Sylvie, Fabiola, Goreth, Amina, Francine, Fidela, Nadine, Fides, Doanathe, Judith, Aline, Consolate, Donatienne, Pierre, Adidja, Beatrice, Pascaline, Adrien, Desiderathe, Emeryne, Eliane, Pascasie, Joselyne*, Alphonsine, Janviere, Claudine, Abede, Jacqueline, Eugenie, Marceline
* not pictured
Françoise is a member of the Duterimbere I group and lives in Gitega. She is 39 years old and married to Jean, a commissions agent. They have eight children, aged between three months and 20 years. Six of the children are studying.

Françoise has been selling cassava flour for six years. This is her 17th loan with Turame. With her Kiva loan, she will increase her capital and buy a large quantity of cassava in order to prepare flour for resale. This will allow her to earn more. The profits from her business will go towards feeding her family and paying for clothes and school fees.
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Françoise fait partie du groupe Duterimbere I et habite à Gitega. Elle a 39 ans et est mariée à Jean, un commissionnaire. Ensemble ils ont 8 enfants, âgé de 3 mois à 20 ans, dont 6 étudient.

Elle est commerçante de farine de manioc depuis 6ans.

Elle est à son dix-septième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter une grande quantité de manioc sec afin de préparer une grande quantité de farine à revendre, pour gagner plus.

Le gain du business, lui permet de nourrir sa famille, acheter les habits et payer les frais de scolarité.

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
  • 18
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,421,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,290.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Duterimbere I Group's $4,425 loan helped a member to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of dried cassava to prepare flour for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012