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Tumenyane Group
In this Group: Gloriose, Denise, Modeste, Cyriaque, Artemon, Heralie, Estella, Alphonsine, Francine, Juliette, Feza, Claudine, Anatalie, Leonidas, Odette, Mathilde, Speciose, Pascaline, Fatuma, Gloriose, Therese, Odette, Denise, Aisha, Jean-Marie, Jeannette, Francine, Benigne, Dorine, Jeannette
The Tumenyane group (the word means "let's support each other" in Kirundi) is a Community Group which is on its ninth loan cycle with Turame. The biggest portfolio of Turame loans is made up of community loans.

The president of the group, Fatuma M., is a merchant from the Kanyosha district of the capital, Bujumbura. She owns a little shop where she sells various items, including foodstuffs and women's "pagnes" (colorful African print cloth). She has had her shop for 12 years and she has been able to save up enough to buy a plot of land where she hopes to build her own house.

Fatuma is the mother of seven children. The eldest is 18 and the youngest only 9 months old. Six of the seven children are enrolled in school, and Fatuma is also raising two orphans and another child of people close to her. She hopes that her children will have a brighter future that the children themselves will choose.

In her business, she faces two big challenges: the cost of buying her goods and the poverty in Burundi which limits demand for the goods. She uses her profit mostly for daily necessities but also to add to her savings.
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Le groupe Tumenyane (qui veut dire en Kirundi “Appuyons-nous”) est un Groupe Communautaire qui commence son 9e cycle de credit avec Turame. Le plus grand portefeuille des credits Turame est constitue des credits communautaires.

La presidente du groupe,Fatuma M. est une commerçante dans le quartier Kanyosha, capitale Bujumbura. Elle est propriétaire d’une petite boutique où elle vend des produits divers, y compris les produits alimentaires et les pagnes portés par les femmes. Elle a ouvert la boutique depuis 12 ans, et elle a pu économiser pour s’acheter une parcelle où elle espère y construire sa propre maison.

Elle est mère de sept enfants ; l’ainée a 18 ans et la cadette a 9 mois. Six des sept enfants étudient, et elle prend en charge aussi deux orphelins et un autre enfants des familles proches. Elle espère que ses enfants auront un avenir meilleur que les enfants eux-mêmes se choisiront.

Dans son business, elle fait face à deux grands défis : les prix d’achats des produits et la pauvreté au Burundi qui limite la demande. Elle l’utilise surtout pour ses besoins quotidiens et augmenter ses épargnes.

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
  • 2
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,898,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,213.4
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tumenyane Group's $3,925 loan helped a member buying foodstuffs and "pagnes" for women's clothing to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010