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Twizerimana Group
In this Group: Liboire, Annociate, Pascaline*, M.louise, Gédéon, Goreth, Virginie*, Claudine, Jacqueline, Alice, Juliette, Jeanine, Goreth, Jeanine, Gérardine, Rachelle, Savela, Fra Ncine, Gérardine, Seconde, Léa, Emmanuella*, Edith, M. Thérèse, Média, Anastasie*, Josélyne, Liliane, Jacqueline, Evelyne, Léa, A. Basilisa*, Fides 2
* not pictured
Léa is part of the group Twizerimana and lives in Gitega. She is a widow of 50 years old with three children aged 11 to 17 years. She has been a merchant selling beans, bananas, and corn for the past three years. She is currently on her tenth loan with Turame. Léa plans to use this loan from Kiva to increase her capital. She will do this by purchasing a large quantity of rice, beans, and bananas and reselling them, thus earning more income.

With the gains she makes as a merchant, Léa will be able to pay for her children's school fees. She will also be able to feed her family and ensure that they have proper health care.
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Léa fait partie du groupe Twizerimana et habite à Gitega. C’est une veuve de 50 ans. Elle a 3 enfants âgés de 11 à 17 ans.

Elle fait le commerce de haricot, de banane, et de maïs depuis 3 ans.

Elle est à son dixième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter une grande quantité de riz, de haricot, et de bananes à revendre, pour gagner plus.

Avec le gain du commerce, elle parvient à payer les frais scolaires des enfants, assurer les soins de santé et nourrir sa 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
  • $4,898,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,471.7
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Twizerimana Group's $2,725 loan helped a member to purchase large quantities of rice, beans, and bananas for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013