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Dukuzanye Group
In this Group: Thomas, Chadrack, Pascal, Elias, Thadée, Desiré, Anitha, Filbert, Donatien, Protais, Libératte, M.rose, Josélyne, Francine, Edithe, Anesie, Francine, Pascal, Dieu, Claude, Cécile, Angelique, Rajabu, Ildéphonse, Agnès, Melchiade, Alice*, Eliane*
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Thomas is a member of the Dukuzanye group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 55 years old and married to Olive, a seller. Thomas and Olive have eight children, ages 12 to 20, who all attend school.

Thomas has been selling dried cassava and cassava flour for the past 20 years.

This is his seventh loan with Turame. With his loan from Kiva, he will boost his capital and buy a large a quantity of dried cassava, part of which will be sold as such, while the rest will be processed into flour before being sold. This loan will ultimately help him to make more money.
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Thomas fait partie du groupe Dukuzanye et habite Bujumbura. Il a 55 ans et est mariée à Olive, une commerçante. Ensemble ils ont 8 enfants âgés de 12 à 20 ans,tous étudient.

Il fait le commerce de manioc sec et de la farine de manioc depuis 20 ans.

Il est à son septième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’il obtient, il va augmenter son capital et acheter une grande quantité de manioc sec; une partie sera revendue comme telle,une autre sera transformée en farine avant la vente, pour gagner plus.

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
  • 18
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,756,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,420.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Dukuzanye Group's $3,050 loan helped a member to buy a large quantity of dried cassava (part of which will be sold as such, while the rest will be processed into flour before being sold).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2012
Sep 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013