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Inkingi Group
In this Group: Chantal, Esperance, Melie, Rodia
Chantal is part of the group Inkingi and is one of the victims of the fire in the central market of Bujumbura. She has been a client of Turame since 2008. She is a 43 year old widow. She has 2 children, aged from 23 to 27 years old.

She takes care of her 5 grandchildren, of whom 3 study.

She sold dried fish at the central market of Bujumbura. She lost merchandise valued at 2,000,000 FBU (1282,05$) in the fire.

She would like to build a house on her plot of land but this project is currently stopped.

With the Kiva loan that she receives, she is going to rebuild her capital by buying dried fish to resell, to continue making a living.
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Chantal fait partie du groupe Inkingi et est une des victimes de l’incendie du marché central de Bujumbura. Elle est cliente de Turame depuis 2008.Elle habite à Bujumbura. C’est une veuve de 43 ans .Elle a 2 enfants, âgés de 23 à 27 ans.
Elle a sous sa charge ses 5 petits enfants, dont 3 étudient.

Elle faisait le commerce des poissons secs au marché central de Bujumbura. Elle a perdu des marchandises d’une valeur de 2 000 000 Fbu (1282,05$) par l’incendie.

Elle voudrait construire une maison sur sa parcelle mais ce projet est actuellement bloqué.

Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va reconstituer son capital en achetant des poissons secs à revendre, pour continuer de gagner sa vie.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This borrower was directly impacted by the recent fire at the Bujumbura Central Market in Burundi. Many people lost everything. Accordingly, Turame Community Finance is postposing repayment on existing loans for some of its clients affected by the fire, and is offering them additional capital to relaunch their businesses. Because these clients will be rebuilding from the ground up during a period of economic stress, these loans may carry additional risk. 

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
  • 12
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,471,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,560.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Inkingi Group's $1,675 loan helped a member to rebuild her capital by buying dried fish to resell, to continue to make a living.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2014