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Shishikara Group
In this Group: Chantal, Espérance, Stany, Emmanuel, Adelaïde, Florence*, Augustin, Eric, Alice, Aline, Phocas, Damas, Evariste, Gérard, Domithile, Révérien, Diane, Willy, Lidwine, Honnette, Adelphine, Béatrice, Félicité, Athanase, Gloriose, Josélyne, Daphrose, Augustine, Rémy, Chantal, Déo
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Adelaïde is member of the Shishikara Group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 32 years old and is married to Julien, a merchant. Together they have three children between the ages of one and eight years old, two of whom are studying. She has two dependents; orphaned children who are studying.

She is a merchant in a shop where she has been selling cassava flour, palm oil, and small fish for 17 years. Adelaïde is on her fifth loan cycle with Turame. With the loan she receives from KIVA, she plans to increase her capital and purchase 100 kg of cassava flour and 50 kg of small fish to sell so that she can earn more income.

In the coming years, she would like to build a house on her parcel of land and see her children continue their studies.
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Adelaïde fait partie du groupe Shishikara et habite à Bujumbura. Elle a 32 ans et est mariée à Julien, un commerçant. Ensemble ils ont 3 enfants âgés de 1 à 8 ans dont 2 étudient.
Elle a sous sa charge 2 enfants orphelins qui étudient.

Elle fait le commerce de boutique (farine de manioc, l’huile de palme, fretin) depuis 17 ans.

Elle est à son cinquième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter 100 kg de farine de manioc et 50 kg de fretins à revendre pour gagner plus.

Dans les années à venir, elle voudrait construire une maison dans sa parcelle 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
  • 14
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,604,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,530.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shishikara Group's $4,700 loan helped a member to purchase 100 kg of cassava flour and 50 kg of small fish to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2014