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Twibuke Group
In this Group: Jacqueline, Hélène, Sophie, Jeanette, Pili, Capitoline
Sophie is part of the Twibuke Group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 37 years old and is married to a merchant named Luc. Together they have seven children, aged two to 16 years, six of whom currently attend school. Sophie also takes care of three orphaned children and six members of her extended family, two of whom attend school.

Sophie has been a merchant of pagnes (traditional West African printed cloth) for the past ten years. She is on her ninth loan cycle with Turame. With the loan she receives from KIVA, Sophie plans to increase her capital and purchase a large number of pagnes which she will sell to earn more income. In the coming years, Sophie would like to buy a plot of land and build a house there.
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Sophie fait partie du groupe Twibuke et habite à Bujumbura. Elle a 37 ans et est mariée à Luc, un commerçant . Ensemble ils ont 7 enfants, âgés de 2 à 16 ans, dont 6 étudient.
Elle prend soins des 3 orphelins et 6 enfants membres de sa famille élargie, dont 2 étudient.

Elle fait le commerce de pagnes depuis 10 ans.

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

Dans les prochaines années, elle voudrait acheter une parcelle et construire une maison.

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.

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About Burundi

  • $600
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,929,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,521.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Twibuke Group's $3,225 loan helped a member to increase her capital and purchase a large number of pagnes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2012
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014