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Twumvire Group
In this Group: Odette, Triphonie, Raphaёl, Estella, Violette, Pascasie, Capitoline, Capitoline, Jacqueline, Espérance, Immaculée, Judith, Léonie, Emmanuelline, Désiderate, Gaudence, Joséphine, Claudette, Pérpetue, Floride, Dominique, Dancille*, Marcelline, Euphrasie, Corone*, Virginie, M. Immaculée, Générose*, Immaculée, Ancille, Léopold, Joséphine, Cathéline*, Sicaire, Béatrice*, Severa, Marcienne, Créscence, Suavis, Ménédore, Clothilde, Pascasie, Dismas
* not pictured
The Twumvire group is made up of 39 women and 4 men. Triphonie, Violette, Pascasie, and Judith were unable to make it for the photo on the day they got their loan, so they are represented by their respective husbands: Berchmans, Janvier, Remy, and Leopold.

Sicaire is the head of the group and lives in Kayanza. He is 43 years old and married to Beatrice, who is a farmer. Together they have seven children, aged from 1 to 16 years old. Five of the children go to school. Sicaire has been a tailor for 26 years and sells pants that he makes out of clothing. He is on his 10th loan from Turame. With this Kiva loan, he is going to increase his capital to buy many clothes, which he will make into pants and then resell, allowing him to earn more. In the coming years, Sicaire would like to sell [his clothes] in a shop and see his children go to school.
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Le groupe Twumvire est composé de 39 femmes et 4 hommes.Sur la photo Triphonie, Violette,Pascasie, et Judith étaient empêchées le jour de l'octroi du crédit.Elles ont été représentées par leurs maris respectifs:Berchmans, Janvier, Rémy, Léopold.

Sicaire est le chef du groupe et habite à Kayanza. Il a 43 ans et est marié à Béatrice, une cultivatrice. Ensemble ils ont 7 enfants âgés de 1 à 16 ans, dont 5 étudient.

Il est tailleur depuis 26 ans et fait le commerce des culottes qu'il obtient à partir de la transformation des habits d'occasion.

Il est à son dixième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’il obtient, il va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup d'habits à transformer en culottes à vendre, pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années, il voudrait faire le commerce de boutique et 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
  • 3
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,596,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,560.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Twumvire Group's $2,925 loan helped a member to buy clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2013
May 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013