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Rutare Group
In this Group: Ildéphonse, Appolinaire, Béatrice, Adige, Damien, Emile, Véronique, Gloriose, Jeanine, Gaudence*, Pascaline*, Xavier*, Adele*, Louis, Evelyne, Pulcherie, Josélyne, Générose, Elfride, Gloriose, Jeanine*, Anatole, Justine, Chantal, Vérdiane, Gaudence, Alexia, Françoise, Josélyne, Ildégonde, Léa, Sylvane, Patricia, Claudine, Médiatrice, Odette, Chantal, Josélyne, Pascaline*, Cassilde
* not pictured
Apollinaire lives in Gitega and is a member of the Rutare group. He is 35 years old and married to a farmer named Jeannette. They have five children, the youngest of whom is in the first year of primary school and the eldest of whom is in the fifth year of primary school.

Apollinaire has been selling bananas for six years now.

This is his first loan from Turame. With the KIVA loan that he obtains, he will increase his capital and buy a large quantity of bananas to resell in order to make more money.

He uses the profits from his business to increase his savings, pay school fees and medical fees, and buy clothing for his children.
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Apollinaire fait partie du groupe Rutare et habite à Gitega. Il a 35 ans et est mariée à Jeannette, une cultivatrice. Ensemble ils ont 5 enfants, le cadet est en premier année et l’aînée en cinquième année primaire.

Il fait le commerce de banane depuis 6 ans.

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

Avec le profit de son commerce, il épargne, paie les frais scolaires, assure les frais de santé et habille ses enfants.

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
  • 1,471.7
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rutare Group's $3,275 loan helped a member to increase his capital and buy a large quantity of bananas to resell so that he can earn more money.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013