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Abizigirwa Group
In this Group: Saidati*, Lela, Marie, Francine, Lamazani, Alice, Jeanne, Mariam
* not pictured
Lela is part of the group Abizigirwa. She lives in Bujumbura. She is 59 years old and married to Martin, a driver. They have three adopted children, aged 1 to 11 years old; two of them are students.

Lela has been a shopkeeper (rice, beans, sugar,…) for six months.

She is on her fifth loan with Turame. With this KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital and purchase many goods for her shop (rice, beans, sugar, …) to resell. She is also going to open a cafeteria, so as to earn more.
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Lela fait partie du groupe Abizigirwa et habite à Bujumbura. Elle a 59 ans et est mariée à Martin, un chauffeur. Ils ont 3 enfants adoptifs, âgés de 1 à 11 ans, dont 2 étudient.

Elle fait le commerce de boutique (riz, haricot, sucre,...) depuis six mois.

Elle est à son cinquième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup d’articles de sa boutique (riz, haricot, sucre,...) à revendre .Elle va aussi ouvrir un cafétaria, pour gagner plus.

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
  • 7
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,495,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,540.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Abizigirwa Group's $3,975 loan helped a member to purchase many goods (rice, beans, sugar,...) for her shop to earn more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013