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Abatarambirwa Group
In this Group: Francine*, Victoire, Sahya, Amina, Cassilde, Safia, Rosette, Francine, Seth*, Julie, Frederic, M. Rose, Aisha, Pascasie, Emile, Francine, Gloriose, Lydia*, Mariam, Asha, Felicien
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Safiya is a member of the Abatarambirwa group, and she lives in Ngozi. She is 32 years old, and is married to Ramazani, a clothing salesman. Together they have 4 children, aged from 6 to 15 years old - all attending primary school.

She has been trading palm oil for 4 years.

This is her ninth loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan she is seeking, she will increase her working capital by buying a large quantity of containers of palm oil to resell, in order to increase her income.

In the coming years, she would like to have water and electricity connected to her home, and to buy an additional plot of land.
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Safiya fait partie du groupe Abatarambirwa et habite à Ngozi. Elle a 32 ans et est mariée à Ramazani, un commerçant des habits. Ensemble ils ont 4 enfants, âgé de 6 à 15 ans, tous étudient à l’école primaire.

Elle est commerçante d’huile de palme depuis 4 ans.

Elle est à son neuvième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup de bidons d’huile de palme, à revendre, pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années, elle voudrait chercher le raccordement de l’eau et de l’électricité de son domicile et acheter une autre parcelle.

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
  • 2
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,898,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,392.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Abatarambirwa Group's $3,275 loan helped a member to increase her working capital - buying a large quantity of containers of palm oil to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2012
May 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012