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Duterimbere I Group
In this Group: Emmanuella, François, Yvette*, Françoise, Radegonde, Rose, Jacqueline, Janvière, Sylvie, Goreth, Amina, Francine, Fidela, Nadine, Fidès, Judith, Consolate, Pierre, Béatrice*, Pascaline, Adrien, Désiderate, Eliane, Alphonsine, Janvière, Abede, Jacqueline, Eugénie, Marcelline, Jeanine, Emmanuella, Dorothée, Francine, Rosette, Nadine, Monfort, Odette, Charlontte, Capitoline
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Françoise is a member of the Duterimbere I group and lives in Gitega. She is 40 years old and is married to Jean, a beer seller. The couple have 5 children who all got to school.

Françoise has been selling cassava flour for 19 years. This will be her 18th loan from Turame. Her Kiva-sponsored loan will allow her to buy a large quantity of dry cassava to make into flour for resale, so that she can earn more money. Thanks to the profits from her business, Françoise can clothe and feed her family, and pay for her children's education costs.
Françoise fait partie du groupe Duterimbere I et habite à Gitega. Elle a 40 ans et est mariée à Jean, un commerçant de bière. Ensemble ils ont 5 enfants qui étudient.

Elle fait le commerce de farine de manioc depuis 19 ans.

Elle est à son dix-huitième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter une grande quantité de manioc sec pour préparer de la farine à vendre, pour gagner plus.

Grâce aux bénéfices de son commerce, Françoise habille, nourrit sa famille et paie les frais scolaires des enfants.

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
  • 10
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,471,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,471.7
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Duterimbere I Group's $4,175 loan helped a member to buy dry cassava to make into flour for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 1, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013