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Girumugisha Group
In this Group: Caritas, Matrone, Suavis, Pascasie, Ancile, M. Rose, Dorothée, Jeanne, Florence, Innocent, Suzanne, Amélie, Honoré, Pascasie, Savera, Michel*, M Goreth, Angelos, Febronie, Edyne, Capitoline, Felicien, Seraphine, Consolate, Bénigne, Libérate, Désiderate, Générose, Jeanine, B. Concile, Jacqueline, Daphrose, Jeanine, Gaudeberte, Cécile, M. Rose, Judith*, Jeanine, Serges, Suavis
* not pictured
Amélie is a member of the Girumugisha group and she lives in Gitega. She is 45 years old and married to Fulgence, a carpenter. Amélie and Fulgence have six children, five of whom attend school.

Amélie has been selling bananas for the past ten years.

This is her fourth loan with Turame. With her loan from Kiva, she will increase her capital and buy a large quantity of bananas for resale, so that she can make more money.

With the profits from her business, she has bought a plot of land. She also pays for her children's school fees and covers her family's healthcare costs.
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Amélie fait partie du groupe Girumugiha et habite à Gitega. Elle a 45 ans et est mariée à Fulgence, un menuisier. Ensemble ils ont 6 enfants, dont 5 étudient.

Elle fait le commerce de bananes depuis 10 ans.

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

Grâce au profit de son commerce, elle a acheté une parcelle et paie les frais de scolarité des enfants et assure les soins de santé de la famille.

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
  • 14
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,756,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,430.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Girumugisha Group's $3,525 loan helped a member to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of bananas for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Sep 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013