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Uzima Group
In this Group: Cubwa, Chantal, Sina, Alima, Rehema, Hidaya
Chantal is a part of the Uzima group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 49-years-old and is married to Ibrahim, a driver. Together, they have three children, between the ages of 8 and 32, all studying. She has run a restaurant and clothing business for 12 years. She is on her fourth loan at Turame. With the KIVA loan that she obtains, she is going to increase her capital and buy a lot of clothing and kilos of beans and rice to resell in order to gain more money. In the years to come, she would like to run a product importation business from Tanzania or from Uganda and to see her children finish their studies.
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Chantal fait partie du groupe Uzima et habite à Bujumbura. Elle a 49 ans et est mariée à Ibrahim, un chauffeur. Ensemble ils ont 3 enfants, âgés de 8 à 32 ans, tous étudient.

Elle fait le commerce de restaurant et des habits depuis 12 ans.

Elle est à son quatrième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup d’habits, de kilos de haricot, de riz, à revendre, pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années à venir, elle voudrait faire le commerce d’importation des produits de la Tanzanie ou de l' Ouganda et voir les enfants terminer les études.

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
  • 6
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,498,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,536.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Uzima Group's $3,175 loan helped a member to increase her capital and buy a lot of clothing and kilos of beans and rice to resell to get more profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2013
Aug 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014