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Ushirukumwete Group
In this Group: Léonidas, Thérèse, Mwamini, Pétronie, Raphaёl, Charlotte, Richard, Joseph, Pascasie, Alice, Vestine, Jeanine, Alexis, Christine, Béatrice, Alexis, Léocadie, Jeanette, Pétronie, Christine, Estella, Elie, Dévote, Baryuwabo, Pétronie, Necelatte, Céline, Adeline
Léonidas is a member of the Ushirukumwete Group, and lives in Bubanza. He is forty years old, and married to Rahab, who grows vegetables. Together they have three children, aged from two to twelve years, all of the children attend school.

Léonidas has sold rice for six years. This will be his first loan with the field partner, Turame. He will use his loan to increase his working capital and buy many kilos of rice for resale. In this way, he expects to increase his earnings.

In the future, Léonidas would like to build a solid and long-lasting house, and provide for his children's schooling.
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Léonidas fait partie du groupe Ushirukumwete et habite à Bubanza. Il a 40 ans et est marié à Rahab, une cultivatrice. Ensemble ils ont 3 enfants, âgés de 2 à 12 ans,dont 3 étudient.

Il fait le commerce du riz depuis 6 ans.

C’est son premier crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’il obtient, il va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup de kg de riz à revendre pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années, il voudrait construire une maison en matériaux durables 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
  • 6
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,498,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,531.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ushirukumwete Group's $2,750 loan helped a member to buy rice for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2013
Jan 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014