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Abahirwe Group
In this Group: Josephine, Alice, Marie, M. Françoise, Aster, Mathieu, Ana, Alphonsine, Blandine, Annociate, Jacqueline, Esperance, Spes, Domithile, Emmanuella, Beatrice, Charlotte, Jeanne*, Rachelle, Anatolie*, Pascaline, Theodosie, Eric, Stephanie, Anitha*, Zainabu, Pili, Veronique, Esperance, Anastasie, Claudine, Pontien*
* not pictured
Alice is a member of group Abahirwe and lives in Bujumbura. She is a 46-year old widow. She has three children aged 18 to 30, two of whom are students. She takes care of an orphan.

She has been in the shoe trade for twenty-two years.

She is on her second loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan she will obtain, she is going to increase her capital and purchase many pairs of shoes to retail in order to earn more.

In the coming years, she would like to buy a plot of land. In addition, she would like to see her children complete their studies and succeed in finding employment.
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Alice fait partie du groupe Abahirwe et habite à Bujumbura. C’est une veuve de 46 ans. Elle a 3 enfants, âgés de 18 à 30 ans, dont 2 étudient.
Elle prend soin d’un orphelin.

Elle fait le commerce de chaussures depuis 22 ans.

Elle est à son deuxième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup de paires de chaussures, à revendre pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années, elle voudrait acheter une parcelle.En plus,elle voudrait voir ses enfants terminer les études et qu'ils parviennent à avoir du travail.

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
  • 7
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,518,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,390.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Abahirwe Group's $3,275 loan helped a member to increase her capital and purchase many pairs of shoes to retail in order to earn more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012