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Abakunzi Group
In this Group: Noella, Estella*, Immaculée, Annociate, Samuel, Gérard, Elie, Odette, Innocent, J. Claude
* not pictured
Gérard is part of the group Abakanguzi and lives in Bujumbura. He is 36 years old and married to Espérance, a farmer. Together they have two children, aged 3 and 4 years old, of whom one is a student.

Gérard has been doing commerce in shoes for fifteen years. He is on his third Turame loan. With the KIVA loan he is obtaining, he is going to increase his capital and purchase many shoes to resell, so as to earn more.

In the coming years, he would like to purchase some livestock and see his children go into commerce, like himself.
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Gérard fait partie du groupe Abakanguzi et habite à Bujumbura. Il a 36 ans et est marié à Espérance, une cultivatrice. Ensemble ils ont 2 enfants, âgés de 3 à 4 ans, dont 1 étudie.

Il fait le commerce de chaussures depuis 15 ans.

Il est à son troisième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’il obtient, il va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup de chaussures à revendre pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années, il voudrait acheter du bétail et voir ses enfants faire du commerce comme lui.

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.

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About Burundi

  • $600
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,485,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,540.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Abakunzi Group's $1,400 loan helped a member to purchase many shoes to resell, so as to earn more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2013
Jun 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013