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Siyoni Group
In this Group: Illuminée, Gertrude*, Serges, Basile, Brigitte, Joseph, Innocent, Gervais, Aline, Philbert, Nadine*, Evelyne, Dalie, Célestine, Mediatrice, Dominique, Estella, Chantal, Caritas, Dancile
* not pictured
Illuminée belongs to the Siyoni group and lives in Bujumbura. She is a widow and has just one 30-year old child. She has been trading rice for the past nine years and is on her 12th loan from Turame. With the Kiva loan she is granted, she is going to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of kilos of rice (three sacks) to resell so that she can make more money.

In the coming years she would like to buy a goat and a pig and see her grandchild through his studies.
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Illuminée fait partie du groupe Siyoni et habite à Bujumbura. C’est une veuve. Elle a un seul enfant de 30 ans.
Elle a sous sa charge son petit fils qui étudie.

Elle fait le commerce du riz depuis 9 ans.

Elle est à son douzième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup de kilos de riz (3 sacs), à revendre pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années, elle voudrait acheter une chèvre et un porc ; et voir son petit fils 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
  • 23
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,437,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,538.5
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Siyoni Group's $3,025 loan helped a member to increase her capital and buy a large number of kilos of rice (three sacks) to resell and earn more money.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 5, 2013
Sep 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2014