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Nshigikira 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
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.
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Alphonsine est une commerçante âgée de 36ans qui habite au centre du pays dans la ville de Gitega. C’est une vendeuse des habits et souliers depuis 3ans. Elle a fréquentée l’école jusqu’en 3année primaire. Elle est mariée a Tharcisse et ils n’ont pas d’enfant.
Le crédit Kiva de 120,000 francs burundais qu’elle obtient lui permet d’augmenter son capital pour acheter de grandes quantités d’habits et souliers à revendre afin de réaliser de grands bénéfices.

Elle est membre du groupe communautaire« NSHIGIKIRA»

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
  • 1,220.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Nshigikira Group's $3,100 loan helped a member to increase her working capital and buy large quantities of clothes and shoes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 28, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 18, 2012