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Uzima Group
In this Group: Chantal, Cubwa, Sina, Hidaya*, Rehema, Alima
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Chantal is a member of the Uzima group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 48 years old and married to Ibraham, a driver. Together they have 8 children aged between 7 and 28, four of whom are in school.

She has three children in her care who attend school; these are the members of her extended family.

She has been running a restaurant and selling clothes, shoes, body oil, mosquito nets and handbags for 12 years.

She is seeking her third loan from the micro-finance institution Turame. She is going to use the loan obtained from KIVA to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of food crops (beans, rice, palm oil, etc) for her restaurant as well as body oil, mosquito nets and shoes for resale so that she can earn more.

In the coming years, she would like to build a house on her plot of land and see her children continue their studies.
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Chantal fait partie du groupe Uzima et habite à Bujumbura. Elle a 48 ans et est mariée à Ibrahim, un chauffeur. Ensemble ils ont 8 enfants, âgés de 7 à 28 ans, dont 4 étudient.
Elle prend soin de 3 enfants qui étudient; ce sont les membres de sa famille élargie.

Elle fait le commerce de restaurant, des habits, des chaussures, de l'huile de beauté, des moustiquaires, des sacs à main, depuis 12 ans.

Elle est à son troisième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter une grande quantité de produits vivriers (haricots, riz, huile de palme,…) pour son restaurant, de l’huile de beauté, de moustiquaires, de chaussures, à revendre pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années, elle voudrait construire une maison sur sa parcelle 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.

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About Burundi

  • $600
    Average annual income
  • 19
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,424,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,403.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A portion of Uzima Group's $3,475 loan helped a member increase her capital and buy a large quantity of food crops (beans, rice, palm oil, etc) for her restaurant as well as body oil, mosquito nets and shoes for resale so that she can earn more.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 20, 2012
Listed
Jul 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013