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Total loan: $3,350
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Rima Group


A loan of $3,350 helped a member to increase capital by buying large amounts of various store goods (soaps, children's shoes, salt, rice, beans, vegetable oil) to resell in order to make a large profit.


Rima Group's story

Christine is a merchandise, 27 years old, who lives in the Commune of Rugombo of the Province of Cibitoke, in western Burundi. She has been doing commerce in a variety of store goods (soaps, children’s shoes, salt, rice, beans, oil) for three years. She is also a farmer. Christine attended school through the 5th grade. She is the mother of two children, who are both students.

Christine is now on her tenth community loan cycle with the micro-finance institution Turname. She is asking for a Kiva loan to increase her capital by buying large amounts of various goods (soaps, children’s shoes, salt, rice, beans, vegetable oil) to resell in order to make a large profit.

Christine is a member of the community group “RIMA”.

In this group: Pascasie, Jeannette, Rosalie, Francoise, Yvette*, Jeannette*, Spes, Michel, Francoise, Josephine, Laurence, Jacqueline, Isidore, Patrice*, Christophe*, Aloys, Theogene, Christine, Joselyne, Prosper, Beatrice, Audace, Azile, Chantal, Seleus, Concilie, Esperance, Janviere
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey


Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: August 16, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: August 16, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International