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Girishaka Group
In this Group: Berchmans, Marie, Emmanuel, Anatolie, Imelde, Dieudonne, Seraphine, Aline, Triphose, Evariste, Mireille, Mariam, Lydia, Febronie, Barthemie, Petronie, Chantal, Oscar, Josephine, Gloriose, Josephine, Regine, Marguerite, Bernadette, François, Jeanine, Josephine, Patricia, Christine, Virginie, Odette, Aimable, Ciza
Mr. Berchmans is part of the Girishaka group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 24 years old and single.
He has four little brothers under his care, one of whom is studying in high school and the others are in primary school.

He retails local beer.

This is his first loan with Turame. With the credit received from KIVA, he will increase his operating capital and buy a lot of bananas to prepare a large quantity of liters of banana beer for sale. He will also buy a field of cassava to begin trading in cassava roots. Both activities will enable him to earn more.

In coming years he would like to buy a plot of land and build a house. Additionally he would like to buy a bicycle.
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Berchmans fait partie du groupe Girishaka et il habite à Bujumbura .Il est âgé de 24 ans .il est célibataire.
Il a sous sa charge 4 petits frères, l’un étudie à l’école secondaire et les autres sont au primaire.

Il fait le commerce de la bière locale.

Il est à son premier crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’il obtient, il va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup de bananes pour préparer une grande quantité de litres de bière de banane à vendre. Il va aussi acheter un champ de manioc dans le but d’introduire aussi le commerce de manioc. Les deux activités lui permettront de gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années il voudrait acheter une parcelle, y construire une maison. En plus il voudrait acheter un vélo.

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
  • $4,576,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,292.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Girishaka Group's $2,575 loan helped a member increase his operating capital, buy a lot of bananas, and prepare large quantities of banana beer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012