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Tumenye Group
In this Group: Chantal, Theophile, Etienne, Epimaque, J.claude
Epimaque, age 33, lives in Bujumbura and is a member of the group Tumenye. He is married to Esperance, who sells beer. Together they have three children aged 3 to 7, two of whom attend primary school.

Epimaque has been a tailor for ten years. This is his second loan with Turame. He plans to use this credit obtained through KIVA to increase his working capital and purchase fabrics and sewing notions.

In the near future, he would like to partner with his friend to open a food shop where they would sell rice, beans, etc.
Epimaque fait partie du groupe Tumenye et habite à Bujumbura.Il a 33 ans et est marié à Esperance, commerçante de la bière. Ensemble ils ont 3 enfants, âgés de 3 à 7 ans, dont 2 étudient à l’école primaire.

Il est tailleur depuis 10 ans.

Il est à son deuxième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’il obtient, il va augmenter son capital et acheter les tissus et accessoires (fil, …) pour son métier.

Dans les prochains jours, il voudrait s’associer avec son ami pour faire le commerce de boutique (riz, haricot, sel,…)

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
  • 26
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,439,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,292.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A portion of Tumenye Group's $3,875 loan helped a member to buy fabrics and sewing notions.
98% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012