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Umoja Group
In this Group: Mimi, Rosette, Shukran, Alphonsine, Appolonie, Suavis, Emmanuella, Anitha, Claudine, Victoire, Chantal, Godelieve, Emelyne, Mediatrice, Zawadi , Issa, Anitha, Innocent , Fitina, Chantal, Aisha, Vanessa, B.noella, Beatrice, Alice, Euphrasie, Amida*, Eugenie, Pascasie, Claudine, Concilie*
* not pictured
Mimi is a member of the Umoja grouop, and she lives in Ngozi. She is 29 years old, and married to Benjamin, a driver. Together they have 3 children, 2 of whom are in school. The children are between 3 and 8 years old.
She is also financially responsible for her brother, who is studying at secondary school, and an orphan. She is a trader of baby clothing, bedding and bedcovers... she has been doing this for 6 years. This is her eleventh loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan she is seeking, she will increase her working capital, purchasing a large quantity of bedcovers to resell, in order to increase her income.
In the coming years, she would like to buy a taxi for her husband.
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Mimi fait partie du groupe Umoja et habite à Ngozi. Elle a 29 ans et est mariée à Benjamin, un chauffeur. Ensemble ils ont 3 enfants, dont 2 étudient .Les enfants sont âgés de 3 à 8 ans.
Elle a sous sa charge, son frère qui étudie à l’école secondaire et un orphelin.

Elle est commerçante des habits de bébés, des draps, couvre-lits… depuis 6 ans.

Elle est à son onzième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup de couvre-lits à revendre, pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années, elle voudrait acheter une voiture de transport pour son mari.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Burundi

  • $600
    Average annual income
  • 14
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,756,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,392.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Umoja Group's $4,100 loan helped a member to increase her working capital, buying many bed covers to sell in order to increase her income.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2012
May 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012