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Ushindi Group
In this Group: Josephine, Dibwe, Sangana, Mariam, Julienne, Salima
Mariam is part of the group Ushindi and lives in Bujumbura. She is 30 years old and married to Amou, a teacher. Together they have three children, aged 7 months to 10 years old, of whom two are in school.

She does commerce in clothing ( 'pagnes', the colorful cloth of western Africa), and she is also a tailor.

She is on her eleventh loan with Turame. With this KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital and to buy a large amount of clothing to resell, so as to earn more.

In the next few years, she would like to buy a plot of land and to see her children complete their education.
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Mariam fait partie du groupe Ushindi et habite à Bujumbura. Elle a 30 ans et est mariée à Amou, un enseignant. Ensemble ils ont 3 enfants âgés de 7 mois à 10ans,dont 2 étudient.

Elle fait le commerce des habits (pagnes) et elle est aussi tailleur.

Elle est à son onzième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup d'habits à revendre, pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années, elle voudrait acheter une parcelle et voir ses enfants étudier et terminer les études.

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
  • $4,929,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,430.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Ushindi Group's $3,900 loan helped a member to buy a large amount of clothing to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013