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Roranirwa Group
In this Group: Gloriose, Spès, Marie, Calinie, Acqueline, Désiderate, Dorothée, Rumula, Sevela, Agnès, Espérance, S.thérèse, Bernadette*, Gaudence, Clémence, Berchmans, Caritas, Spéciose, Longin, Siméon, M. Rose*, Anastasie, Concilie, Pulcherie, Chantal*, M.goreth*, M. Goreth*, Modestine, Séraphine, Isidonie, Pélagie, Paula*
* not pictured
Acqueline is part of the Roranirwa group, and lives in Gitega. She is 60 years of age and married to Melchior, who sells bananas. Together the couple has seven children, aged between 13 and 18, six of whom are at school.

Acqueline has worked selling banana beer and industrially-produced Primus beer for the past 40 years, and this is her sixth loan with Turame. With the Kiva loan she will obtain, she plans to rent banana fields for two years, the harvests from which are used to make banana wine for sale in her bar. In addition to the agricultural income they receive, the profits from Acqueline’s business are used to provide for the family.
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Acqueline fait partie du groupe Roranirwa et habite à Gitega. Elle a 60 ans et est mariée à Melchior, commerçant de banane. Ensemble ils ont 7 enfants, âgés de 13 à 18 ans, dont 6 étudient.

Elle fait le commerce de la bière de banane et de la bière industrielle "Primus" depuis 40 ans.

Elle est à son sixième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va louer des champs de bananes pour deux ans ; la récolte est utilisée pour la préparation du vin de banane à vendre dans son bistrot.

Le gain de son commerce, en plus du revenu de l’agriculture, font vivre 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
  • 2
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,929,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,420.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Roranirwa Group's $2,250 loan helped a member to rent banana fields for two years, the harvests from which are used to make banana wine for sale in her bar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 26, 2015