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Buzimba Group
In this Group: Sylvane, Samuel, Sophonie, Damien, J. Claude, Frederic, Stakis, Nadia*, Amida, Angele, Aline, Fabiola, Alice, Aisha, Albertine, James, Goreth*, Yvette, Remegie, Dina, Eisabeth, Marie, Justine*, Jeanette, Christine, Christine*, Anastasie, Justine, Flora, Antoinette, Mariam, Charlotte, Karena, Odette, Claudine, Beoline, Emelyne, Aline, Alphonsine, Rosalie, Juliette, Delphine, Chantal, Karie
* not pictured
Sylvane is a member of the group called Buzimba and lives in Rumonge, a township that falls under the supervision of the Bujumbura branch. She is 33 and married to Jean, a chauffeur. The two of them have four children, aged 6 months to 11 years old, of whom three are enrolled in school. Sylvane also takes care of an orphan who attends school. She has been selling palm oil for 11 years.

This is Sylvane's first loan with Turame. With the Kiva loan that she receives, she is going to grow her working capital and buy a lot of jerrycans of palm oil for resale so as to earn more.

In the coming years, she would like to continue to run her business, to buy some arable land, and see her children continue their studies.
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Sylvane fait partie du groupe Buzimba et habite à Rumonge, commune sous la supervision de la branche de Bujumbura.Elle a 33 ans et est mariée à Jean, un chauffeur. Ensemble ils ont 4 enfants, âgés de 6 mois à 11 ans, dont 3 étudient.
Elle prend soin d'un orphelin qui étudie.

Elle fait le commerce d’huile de palme depuis 11 ans.

C’est son premier crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup de bidons d’huile de palme à revendre pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années, elle voudrait poursuivre son commerce, acheter les terres cultivables et voir ses enfants continuer les études.

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
  • 21
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,437,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,406.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Buzimba Group's $6,000 loan helped a member to buy jerrycans of palm oil so she can earn more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2012
Jun 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012