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Dukundumurimo Group
In this Group: Eliab, Claudine, Speciose, Languide, Beatha, Laurence, Damarisi, Lydie, Speciose, Annonciate

Update on Dukundumurimo Group

Spéciose belongs to the Dukundumurimo solidarity group and grows onions. She is married, 35 years old and has nine children, the eldest being 28 years old and the youngest five. Four of her children go to school and she does not have any other dependents. She was born in Rwanda and went to school until 8th grade of primary school.

She began her collaboration with ACB Ltd in 2011 and is now on her third loan cycle. The first two loans were repaid on time. With the loan she has now asked for she is going to buy seeds, and with the remainder she will pay labor costs. She does not expect any difficulties in repaying this loan. Speciosé's strategy is to seek out the market for her produce so that she can sell large quantities of it and earn more money. This strategy will allow her farming activity to grow. As far as her farming is concerned her ambition is to be the most significant farmer in the region. As for her family she will ensure its well-being and pay her children's education costs up until university level.
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Madame Spéciose fait partie du groupe solidaire appelé DUKUNDUMURIMO. Elle fait l’agriculture des ognons. Elle est mariée, âgée de 35 ans et a 9 enfants dont le plus âgé a 28 ans et le moins âgé a 5 ans. Quatre de ses enfants vont à l’école et n’a aucune autre personne en sa charge.
Elle est née au Rwanda et a fréquenté l’école jusqu’en 8ème primaire.
En 2011 c’est quand elle a commencé de collaborer avec ACB Ltd, et actuellement est au 3ème cycle de crédit. Les deux premiers cycles sont remboursés sans aucun retard.
Pour le crédit demandé, elle va acheter les semences et paiera la main d’œuvre avec la partie restant.
Elle n’attend aucune difficulté de non remboursement de ce prêt.
Comme stratégie, Madame Spéciose va chercher le marché pour sa production pour la vendre en grande quantité et elle va gagner plus. Cette stratégie permettra la croissance de son activité agricole.
Pour son agriculture, elle a l’ambition d’être la grande cultivatrice dans la région.
Pour sa famille, elle va assurer le bien être de sa famille et paiera les frais scolaires/académiques de ses enfants jusqu’à l’université.

Previous Loan Details

Ms. Lydie is part of the group DUKUNDUMURIMO. The group's name means "We love work". Lydie is a potato farmer, 46 years old, and married. She has four children, of whom the oldest is 19, and the youngest is 7. All of the children go to school. She has another person to support and has a 8th grade... More from Dukundumurimo Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of Amasezerano Community Banking's Ezukame ("agriculture") program, designed to provide capital to poor farmers in rural Rwanda. ACB invests a higher percentage of its portfolio in agriculture than any other Kiva Field Partner, and is strongly committed to serving the needs of rural borrowers. This type of loan has terms ranging from one to 36 months, with the option to repay in full at the end of the term or in monthly installments.

This flexibility is critical in Rwanda where 85% of the population is employed in agriculture, but many formal financial institutions consider the sector to be too risky to invest. By funding this loan, you are expanding opportunity to farmers with limited options.

About Amasezerano Community Banking, S.A.

Amasezerano Community Banking, S.A., is a for-profit microfinance institution founded in 2005 by the Rwandan NGO African Evangelist Enterprises-Rwanda and 61 individual shareholders, and has been a Kiva partner since June 2010. The mission of Amasezerano Community Bank (ACB) is to have a holistic, positive impact on the lives of poor people by providing quality financial services. ACB’s client base is composed primarily of farmers, small-business owners, women entrepreneurs and low-wage private-sector salaried workers. Credit offerings are tailored to meet client needs, and include group solidarity loans, agricultural loans, loans for women entrepreneurs, small-business loans, and loans for salaried workers. ACB also offers mobile money transfers, currency exchange and life insurance services to its borrowers.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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 Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,573,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 630.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Dukundumurimo Group's $3,175 loan helped a member to buy seeds and pay for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 15, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013