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Rugenge Group
In this Group: Israël, Elie, Nestor, Eric, Audace, Etienne, Thérence, Jean, Venas, Isaac, Léonard, Christas, Emmanuel, Obed, Augustin, Audace, Isaac, Melchrine, Sylvane, Béatrice, Josiane, Victoire, Capitoline, Violette, Béatrice, Espérance, Evelyne, Anatolie, Philipine
Israel is a member of the Rugenge group. He lives in Bujumbura. He is 43 years old and married to Jeanine, a farmer. They have six children ranging from three to 17 years of age, three of whom are in school.

Israel has been running a basic goods store (beans, rice, soap etc) for one year. This is his first loan from Turame. With the Kiva loan, he will bolster his capital and buy a large quantity of beans, rice, soap etc for resale, in order to earn more. In the years to come, he would like to open a second store and see his children receive an education.
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Israël fait partie du groupe Rugenge et habite à Bujumbura. Il a 43 ans et est marié à Jeanine,
une cultivatrice. Ensemble ils ont 6 enfants âgés de 3 à 17 ans, dont 5 étudient.

Il fait le commerce de boutique (haricot, de riz, de savon,…) depuis 1 an.

C’est son premier crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit Kiva qu’il obtient, il va augmenter son capital et acheter une grande quantité de haricot, de riz, de savons,... à revendre, pour gagner plus.

Dans les années prochaines, il voudrait ouvrir une deuxième boutique 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
  • 7
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,485,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,548.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rugenge Group's $2,825 loan helped a member to bolster his capital and stock up on beans, rice, soap etc for resale, to earn more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014