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Shikana Group
In this Group: Rebecca, M.rose, Dorothee, Renathe, Marie
Dorothee is a member of the Shikana group and lives in Bujumbura. She is a 60-year-old widow. She has 2 children aged 37 and 40. She takes care of her 5 grandchildren, who are all studying.

Dorothee has been selling pagnes (colourful and decorative West African clothing) for 20 years. This is her 10th loan from Turame. Her Kiva-sponsored credit will increase her capital and enable her to buy a lot of pagnes for resale, so that she can earn more money. In the years ahead, she would like to buy a motorbike and sell motorbike transportation services. She would also like to see her grandchildren finish their studies.
Dorothee fait partie du groupe Shikana et habite à Bujumbura. C’est une veuve de 60 ans. Elle a 2 enfants âgés de 37 à 40 ans.
Elle prend soin de ses 5 petits enfants qui étudient.
Elle fait le commerce de pagnes depuis 20 ans.
Elle est à son dixième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup de pagnes à revendre pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années, elle voudrait acheter une moto pour vendre le service de transport par moto. En plus, elle voudrait voir ses petits enfants terminer 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
  • 9
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,471,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,420.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shikana Group's $1,725 loan helped a member to buy a lot of pagnes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 17, 2012
Aug 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013