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Baraka Group
In this Group: Zubeda, Ashura , Mariam, Rehema*, Mwajuma, Feza, Fatuma, Beatrice, Mariam*, Pascasie, Zainabu, Tatu, Bahati, Tatu*, Ally, Zainabu, Djaliya, Taussi, Beatrice, Pascasie, Alima, Aline, Zuhura, Zamda, Bienvenu
* not pictured
Pascasie N. is a 38-year-old merchant who lives in the urban commune of Buyenzi, in the province of Bujumbura Mairie. For 23 years in Bujumbura City, she has been doing commerce in pagnes (colorful traditional cloth) for women. She has always worked in commerce. She has a 5th grade education and is a widow. She is now on her seventh community loan cycle with the micro-finance institution Turame.

She is a mother of five children, who are 16, 14, 10, 8, and 6 years old. All of her children are students.

She is asking for a Kiva loan to increase the quantity of pagnes that she purchases for reselling to customers. She hopes to diversify her business in the future by including housewares, such as plates and dishes. With the Turame loan, she hopes to be able to cover her children's schooling costs, as well as to buy a plot of land on which to build her own house.

She is a member of the community group "Baraka", which means "blessings".
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Pascasie N. est une commerçante âgée de 38ans qui habite la Commune urbaine de Buyenzi en mairie de Bujumbura. Elle fait le commerce de pagnes pour dames depuis 23 ans dans la ville de Bujumbura. Elle a toujours exerce le métier de commerce. Elle a fait ses études jusqu’en 5e année primaire. C’est une veuve. Elle arrive au 7e cycle dans le crédit communautaire avec Turame.

Elle est mère de 5enfants âgés de 16ans, 14 ans, 10 ans, 8ans et de 6ans. Tous ses enfants étudient.

Elle demande le crédit Kiva pour augmenter la quantité de pagnes qu’elle achète pour revendre aux clients. Elle espère diversifier son commerce dans l’avenir en incluant les articles ménagers comme les assiettes. Elle a l’espoir qu’avec le crédit de Turame, elle sera à mesure de supporter les frais de scolarité de ses enfants et acheter une parcelle pour construire sa propre maison.

Elle est une des membres du groupe communautaire « BARAKA » qui signifie benedictions.

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
  • $4,929,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,205.1
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Baraka Group's $4,025 loan helped a member increasing the quantity of cloth she buys for resale to customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 16, 2011