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Shaka Group
In this Group: Espérance, Micheline, Michelle, Rosine, Séraphine, Félicité, Zainabu
Zainabu is part of the Shaka Group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 44 years old and is married to a carpenter named Ibrahim. Together they have six children between the ages of three and 24 years, five of whom currently attend school.

Zainabu has been a clothing merchant for the past ten years and is currently on her eighth loan with Turame. With the loan she receives from Kiva, Zainabu plans to increase her capital and purchase a large stock of clothing to resell and increase her earnings.

In the coming years, Zainabu would like to diversify her merchandise by introducing shoes, plates and tiles into her business. Zainabu hopes to import these products from China.
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Zainabu fait partie du groupe Shaka et habite à Bujumbura. Elle a 44 ans et est marié à Ibrahim, un menuisier. Ensemble ils ont 6 enfants, âgés de 3 à 24 ans, dont 5 étudient.

Elle fait le commerce de vêtements (habits) depuis 10 ans.

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

Dans les années à venir, elle voudrait diversifier les produits, en introduisant les chaussures, des assiettes et des carreaux dans son commerce. Elle souhaiterait importer ces produits de la Chine.

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About Burundi

  • $600
    Average annual income
  • 1
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  • $4,898,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,500.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shaka Group's $4,150 loan helped a member to purchase a large stock of clothing for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014