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Total loan: $3,100
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Nshigikira Group

Burundi
Gitega, Burundi / Used Clothing

A loan of $3,100 helped a member to increase her working capital and buy large quantities of clothes and shoes for resale.


Nshigikira Group's story

Alphonsine is a 36-year-old merchant living in Gitega, a town in central Burundi. She has been selling clothes and shoes for three years. She attended elementary school until third grade. She is married to Tharcisse and they have no children. Alphonsine will use her loan of 120,000 Burundi francs provided through Kiva to buy large quantities of clothes and shoes for resale. She expects to make a good profit.

Alphonsine is a member of Nshigikira Community Group.

In this group: Judith, Marguerite, Savere, Violette, Angele, Marguerite, Joachin, Venerande, Janviere, Concilie, Godelieve, Tharcisse, Devote, Primitive, Alphonsine, Anne*, Domitile, Dorothee*, Leonie, Annociate, M.goreth, Sophie, Dofride, Cassilde*, Goreth, Evelyne, Georgette
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris


Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: July 28, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: July 28, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International