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Garukirabakenyezi Group
In this Group: Denise, Suzanne, Sophie, Goreth, Françoise, Constance, J. Marie*, Viola, Jeanine, M. Louise, Françoise*, Sylvie, Rose, M. Rose, Sedick, Caritas*, Pascaline, . Eliane*, Epiphanie, Gregonie, Goreth, Pascaline*, Richard, Sylvie, Gertrude, Paulette, Consolatte, Devote, Soline, Raymonde*, Aline, Suavis, Marie, Xavier, Anne, Seraphine, Fidela*, Noella, Aline, Restitute, Marthe, Generose, Nivela, Jeanette, Joselyne
* not pictured
Sophie is a member of the Garukirabakenyezi group and lives in Gitega. She is a 49-year-old widow, and has five children, ages 17 to 25. One of her children is in school.

Sophie has been selling cassava and banana beer for the past 19 years.

This is her 18th loan with Turame. With her Kiva loan, she will increase her capital and buy a large quantity of cassava for resale, in order to make more money.

Earnings from her business will help her to pay the tuition fees for her child, to cover healthcare costs, and to take care of other expenses.
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Sophie fait partie du groupe Garukirabakenyezi et habite à Gitega. C’est une veuve de 49ans. Elle a 5 enfants, âgés de 17 à 25 ans, dont 1 étudie.

Elle fait le commerce de manioc et de la bière de banane depuis 19 ans.

Elle est à son dix-huitième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter une grande quantité de manioc à revendre, pour gagner plus.

Les gains de son commerce, lui permettent de payer les frais de scolarité de son enfant , les soins de santé et supporter d’autres charges.

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
  • 1
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,898,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,406.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Garukirabakenyezi Group's $3,800 loan helped a member to buy a large quantity of cassava for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2012
Jun 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012