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Total loan: $2,225
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Shirimanimbere Group


A loan of $2,225 helped a member to buy large quantities of various materials such as threads and "pagnes", in order to offer sewing services to her customers.


Shirimanimbere Group's story

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.

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
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan


Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: August 15, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: August 15, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International