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Les Collegues Group
In this Group: Philomene, Farida, Goreth, Jeanne, Philippe , Jeanne, Odette, Jeovanie, Vumiliya, Fatuma, Marie Goreth, Zainabu, Samuel, Pascal , Ella Pamella, Blaise Pascal, Gloriose, Renilde, Annonciate, Dorine, Janvier, Melance, Barnabe, Pascal, Claver, Mwajuma, Marceline, Emmanuel, Mediatrice, Tecla, Amandine, Anne Marie, Chantal , Pelagie, Evariste, Patricia
Farida B. (who is in the bottom left corner of the photo) has a kiosk in the Bwiza Neighborhood of the town of Bujumbura where she sells various items but principally manages a public telephone booth, also selling charge cards for mobile phones. To respond to her customers' demand, she intends to use her Turame loan to buy foodstuffs that she has never sold before now. She is confident that the diversification of her inventory will raise her profit.

Farida is 28 years old. After her secondary studies, she began to work as a secretary for a company selling mobile phones in Bujumbura. In May 2009, she opened her own little shop.

Farida is married and the mother of 2 little girls. The older is five and is enrolled in her third year of kindergarden and the younger is two. Farida is responsible for two other girls, aged 15 and 14, whom she brought back from the Congo (DRC) because their parents were not able to support them.

Farida has one wish for her children: to see them succeed and live a very good life. She would also like to continue her studies in medicine, but she lacks the funds to do so. She would like to become a doctor or a nurse.
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Farida B. (qui se trouve en bas au coin gauche de la photo) gere une kioske dans le Quartier Bwiza de la ville de Bujumbura ou elle vend divers articles mais principalement y mene l’activite de telephone publique avec la vente des credits d’appels pour la telephonie mobile. En reponse a la demande de ses clients, elle va utiliser le credit Turame pour acheter des produits alimentaires qu’elle n’a jamais vendu jusqu’ aujourd’hui. Elle a confiance que la diversification des produits va augmenter son profit.

Farida a 28 ans. Apres ses etudes secondaires, elle a commence a travailler comme secretaire pour une societe qui vend des telephones mobiles a Bujumbura. En Mai 2009 elle a ouvert sa propre boutique.

Elle est mariee et mere de 2 fillettes. L’ainee est agee de 5 ans et etudie en 3e maternelle et la cadette a 2 ans. Elle prend en charge deux autres filles agees respectivement de quinze et quatorze ans qu’elle a emmenees du Congo (DRC) parce que ses parents n’etaient pas a mesure de subvenir a leurs besoins.

Elle a un souhait pour ses enfants, celui de reussir leur vie et de mener une tres bonne vie. Elle aimerait aussi continuer ses etudes en Medecine, mais les moyens financiers lui font defaut. Elle souhaiterait devenir Medecin ou Infirmiere.

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
  • 5
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,929,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,230.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Les Collegues Group's $3,925 loan helped a member buying foodstuffs to diversify her inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2010
Apr 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010