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Shikana Group
In this Group: Rebecca, M. Rose, Dorothée, Lenathe, Marie
Dorothée is a member of the Shikana group and lives in Bujumbura. She is a 60 year old widow, with two children - the younger is 37 and the elder 40 years old. She also looks after two orphans -one of whom is studying. She has been trading in traditional 'pagnes' dresses for thirty years. This will be her thirteenth loan with Turame.
With this loan from Kiva, she will increase her working capital and buy a large quantity (fifteen more) 'pagnes', to resell in order to increase her profits. In the coming years, she would like to buy a plot of land and to see the child she is raising complete his studies.
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Dorothée fait partie du groupe Shikana et habite à Bujumbura. C’est une veuve de 60 ans.
Elle a 2 enfants le cadet a 37 ans et l’aîné a 40 ans.
Elle a sous sa charge 2 orphelins dont l'un étudie.

Elle fait le commerce de pagnes depuis 30 ans.

Elle est à son treizième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup de pagnes (15 pagnes de plus) à revendre pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années, elle voudrait acheter une parcelle et voir l’enfant sous sa charge, terminer les études.

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
  • 1
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  • $4,898,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,508.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shikana Group's $2,525 loan helped a member increase her working capital and purchase fifteen traditional robes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013