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Tambuka Group
In this Group: Francoise, Judith, Spes, Therese, Adeline, Marceline, Elizabeth, Caritas, Savera, Odette, Leonie, Radegonde, Libere, Rosette, Sylvane, Anastasie, Schorastique, Therese, Calinie, Deo, Violette, Candide, M Rose, Anne Marie, Mediatrice, Suzanne, Francoise, Fulgencie, Revocate, Adeline, Jacqueline, Adeline, Venant, Beatrice Eline, Venantie, Leopold , Esperance, Jeannette, Aloys, Abraham, Seraphine, Jeanine
Elisabeth N., 40, is a businesswoman who lives in Mumuri in the township of Makebuko, Province of Gitega, in central Burundi. She has been selling bananas for three years and before beginning this activity, she was a farmer. She went to school up through 6th grade. She is a widow with five children who are all enrolled in school.

She has requested a loan from Kiva to grow her working capital by buying large quantities of bananas for resale so as to make more profit. She is very optimistic about the boost for her business and hopes to succeed in her family life as her children manage to succeed.

She is a member of a borrowing group called "Tambuka".
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Elisabeth N. est une commerçante âgée de 40ans qui habite la localité de Mumuri en Commune Makebuko de la Province de Gitega au centre du Burundi. Elle fait le commerce de bananes depuis 3ans alors qu’elle était cultivatrice avant de commencer ce métier. Elle a fait ses études primaires jusqu’en 6e année. Elle est une veuve et a 5 enfants qui étudient tous.

Elle demande le crédit Kiva pour augmenter son capital en achetant de grandes quantités de bananes à revendre pour réaliser de grands bénéfices. Elle est très optimiste quant à l’avancement de son business et espère réussir sa vie familiale avec le succès de ses enfants.

Elle est membre du groupe Communautaire« Tambuka».

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
  • 1,210.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tambuka Group's $3,425 loan helped a member to buy large quantities of bananas for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011