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Twige Group
In this Group: Evelyne*, Jean, Yvette, Rahabu, Henriette, Eric, Jeanne, Obède, Prosper, Julienne, Ollipe, Barnabé, Joselyne, Salomon, Gérard, Yves, Elysée, Chantal, Alice, Jeanne, Thacien, Olive*
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Jean is a member of the Twige group. He lives in Cibitoke. He is 47 years old and married in Melanie, a dry manioc [cassava] vendor. They have six children ranging from eight to 23 years of age, all of whom study.

[He] has been running a store (clothing, shoes, cosmetic oils etc) for eight years.
[He] is on his 11th loan with Turame. He will use his Kiva credit to bolster his capital and stock up on merchandise for his store (clothing, shoes, cosmetic oils etc) in order to earn more. In the future, he would like to buy a cow, a goat and a bicycle; also, he would like to see his children get an education.
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Jean fait partie du groupe Twige et elle habite à Cibitoke. Il a 47 ans et est mariée à Mélanie, un commercant de manioc sec. Ensemble ils ont 6 enfants, âgés de 8 à 23 ans, tous étudient.

Elle fait le commerce de boutique (habits, chaussures, huile de beauté,…) depuis 8ans.

Elle est à son onzième crédit avec Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’il obtient, il va augmenter son capital et acheter une grande quantité d'articles de sa boutique (habits, chaussures, huile de beauté,…), à revendre pour gagner plus.

Dans les années à venir, il voudrait acheter une vache, une chèvre,et un vélo; il voudrait en outre voir ses enfants étudier.

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
  • 14
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,604,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,560.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Twige Group's $2,725 loan helped a member to bolster his capital and stock up on merchandise for his store (clothing, shoes, cosmetic oils etc) in order to earn more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013