Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Shima Group
In this Group: Léonie, Sylvane*, Goreth, Béatrice, Merveille, Béatrice, Joséphine, Sylvie, Réverien, Henriette, Jeanine, Eliane*, Donate, Jacques, Sandrine, Jonadine, Sandrine, Pascasie, Mélanie*, M. Goreth, Anitha, Mélancine, Goreth, Libérate, Stephanie, Capitoline, Emile, Fidela*, Annociate, Fidès*, Pascasie
* not pictured
Emile is part of the group Shima and lives in Ruyigi. He is 43 years old and married to Petronie, a farmer. Together they have seven children, of whom five are students.

He has been a tailor by trade for eight years. He sells clothing, which he sews.

He is on his tenth loan with Turame. With this KIVA loan he is obtaining, he is going to increase his capital and purchase cloth to sewing many pieces of clothing, so as to earn more.
View original language description ↓
Emile fait partie du groupe Shima et habite à Ruyigi. Il a 43 ans et est marié à Petronie ,une cultivatrice.Ensemble ils ont 7 enfants dont 5 étudient.

Il fait le métier de tailleur depuis 8 ans. Il vend des habits qu’il a cousus.

Il est à son dixième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’il obtient, il va augmenter son capital et acheter de tissus pour coudre beaucoup d’habits à revendre, 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
  • 2
    View loans »
    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,898,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,464.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shima Group's $2,875 loan helped a member to purchase a lot of cloth for sewing a lot of clothing to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2012
Oct 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 20, 2013