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Songambere Group
In this Group: Venant, Amina, Nadine, Domithile, A. Marie, M. Chanatl, Mariane, Valérie*, Jacqueline, Sylvie*, Consolate, Evelyne, Jacqueline, Jacqueline*, Claudine, Jeanine, Christine, Gloriose, Spès, Emeryne, Chantal, Valérie, Goreth*, Seconde*, Pascasie, Rebecca, Rose, Elisabeth, Anastasie, Spès, Jeanine, Serges*, Scholastique, Onesphore, Jeanine, Vénérande, Espérance, Godelieve, Jacqueline
* not pictured
A. Marie is part of the Songambere group and lives in Gitega. She is 49 years old and is married to Lawrence, a retail merchant.

She has been trading sweet potatoes for the past 32 years.

This is her twentieth credit loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan, she will increase her working capital and buy a large quantity of sweet potatoes for retail sales, to earn more.

Thanks to the profits she feeds her family.
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A. Marie fait partie du groupe Songambere et habite à Gitega. Elle a 49 ans et est mariée à Laurent, un commerçant.

Elle fait le commerce de patates douces depuis 32 ans.

Elle est à son vingtième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter une grande quantité de patates douces à revendre pour gagner plus.

Grâce aux bénéfices, elle nourrit sa famille.

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
  • 9
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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 Songambere Group's $4,800 loan helped a member increase her working capital and buy a large quantity of sweet potatoes for retail sales, to earn more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013