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Gateka Group
In this Group: Sifora, Tatu, Hawa, Godes, Feza, Mariam, Mwajuma, Mediatrice
Sifora is a member of the Gateka Group and lives in Bujumbura. She is a widow and 58 years old. She takes care of four grandchildren. She has been in the business of tomatoes, onions, and manioc for 40 years. She is on her 13th loan with Turame. With this Kiva loan, she will increase her capital and buy a lot of tomatoes, onions, and manioc for resale to earn more. In the coming years, she would like to buy a mill or a car. She would also like to see her grandchildren study.
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Sifora fait partie du groupe Gateka et habite à Bujumbura. C’est une veuve de 58 ans.
Elle prend soin de 4 petits enfants.

Elle fait le commerce des tomates, oignons, manioc,…depuis 40 ans.

Elle est à son treizième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup de tomates, oignons, maniocs, à revendre pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années, elle voudrait acheter un moulin ou une voiture. En plus elle voudrait voir ses petits enfants étudier.

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.

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About Burundi

  • $600
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,929,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,435.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Gateka Group's $4,975 loan helped a member to buy tomatoes, onions, and manioc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2012
Aug 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013