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Shirimanimbere Group
In this Group: Gaspard*, Fidela, Josephine, Ruth, Jeanne, Pelouse, Consolatte, Aisha, Antoine, Jeanette, Marcelline, Estella, Hélène, Colonie, J. Claude, Nelie, Mercienne, Espérance*, Christine, Marcelline, Jacqueline*, Espérance, Ruth, Digne, Nicelatte, Consolatte, Marie, Félicité, Chantal, Sara, Margueritte, Marcelline
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Chantal is a member of the Shirimanimbere group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 38 years old and married to Siméon, a tailor. Chantal and Siméon have seven children, ranging from the ages of three months to 13 years.

Chantal has been working as a tailor for the past four years.

This is her first loan with Turame. With her Kiva loan, she will be buying large quantities of various materials such as threads and "pagnes" (colorful West-African fabrics) in order to offer sewing services to her customers.

In the coming years, she would like to ensure that her children go to school and finish their studies.
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Chantal fait partie du groupe Shirimanimbere et habite à Bujumbura. Elle a 38 ans et est mariée, Siméon, un tailleur. Ensemble ils ont 7 enfants, âgés de 3 mois à 13 ans, dont 3 étudient.

Elle fait le métier de tailleur depuis 4ans.

C’est son premier crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle acheter beaucoup de matériels (fil, pagnes,…)à l'aide desquels ,elle offre le service de couture à ses clients.

Dans les prochaines années, elle voudrait 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
  • 1
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,898,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,420.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shirimanimbere Group's $2,225 loan helped a member to buy large quantities of various materials such as threads and "pagnes", in order to offer sewing services to her customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2012
Sep 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013