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Umwete I Group
In this Group: Laurette, Aline, Melanie, Agnès, Consolate, Eusebie
Antoinette is part of the group Umwete I and lives in Gitega. She is 45 years old and married to Bernard, a shopkeeper (soaps, matches,…) Together they have seven children, of whom three are in school.

She has been a shopkeeper for twenty years.

She is on her tenth loan with Turame. With this KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital and buy various goods (soaps, matches,…) to resell in her shop, so as to earn more.

In the next few years, she would like to see her customer base grow.
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Antoinette fait partie du groupe Umwete I et habite à Gitega. Elle a 45 ans et est mariée à Bernard un commerçant de boutique(savons,allumettes,...). Ensemble ils ont 7 enfants dont 3 étudient.

Elle fait le commerce de boutique 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 des articles divers (savons,allumettes,...) à revendre dans sa boutique, pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années, elle voudrait voir ses clients augmenter.

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
  • 22
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,437,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,430.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Umwete I Group's $3,225 loan helped a member to increase her capital and to buy various goods (soaps, matches,...) to resell in her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013