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Total loan: $3,525
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Abadahemana Group

Burundi
Gitega, Burundi / Used Shoes

A loan of $3,525 helped a member to increase the group's capital to purchase a large quantity of used shoes (secondhand) in order to resell them at a high return.


Abadahemana Group's story

Tharcisse is a 40-year-old storekeeper who lives in Nyamugari, in the province of Gitega in the center of the country. He has been selling used shoes for 23 years. He started the business when he left school after 6 years of schooling. He is married to Gloriose and they have five children together who are all in school. The Kiva loan of 400,000 francs will help him to increase his capital to purchase a large quantity of used shoes (secondhand) in order to resell them at a high return and to increase his savings.

He is a member of the community group, "Abadahemana."

In this group: Jeanine*, Joel, Claudine*, Joselyne, Mariane*, Beatrice, Febronie, Pascasie*, Beatrice*, Faustine, Tharcisse, Romain, M Paula*, Raphael, Esperance, Vianney, Immaculee, Languide, Jeanine, Odette, Consolate, M Louise, Spes, Seraphine, Rhode, Rose, Bernadette, Marie, Maxime, Pascasie
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Emily Frye


Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: October 25, 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: October 25, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International