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Gamaliel is part of the group Dukure and is a victim of the fire at the central market of Bujumbura. He a client of Turame. He lives in Bujumbura. He is married to Cassilde. Together they have three children, from 1 to 7 years old, of whom one is a student.

Gamaliel used to do commerce in a variety of goods (packs of water, tomatoes, salt., …) at the central market of Bujumbura. He lost his merchandise, valued at 2,700,00 FBU ($1,725.29). Because of this, his construction work has been interrupted.

With the KIVA loan he is obtaining, he is going to build back his capital by purchasing various goods (packs of water, tomatoes, salt,…) to resell, so as to earn his living.
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Gamaliel fait partie du groupe Dukure et est un des victimes de l’incendie du marché central de Bujumbura. Il est client de Turame. Il habite à Bujumbura. Il est marié à Cassilde. Ensemble ils ont 3enfants âgés de 1 à 7 ans, dont 1 étudie.
Il a sous sa charge sa sœur qui étudie.

Il faisait le commerce des articles divers (sachet, tomates, sel,..) au marché central de Bujumbura. Il a perdu des marchandises d’une valeur de 2 700 000 FBU(1725,29 $).
De ce fait, ses travaux de construction sont interrompus.

Avec le crédit KIVA qu’il obtient, il va reconstituer son capital en achetant des articles divers (sachet, tomates, sel, ..) à revendre pour gagner sa vie.

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This borrower was directly impacted by the recent fire at the Bujumbura Central Market in Burundi. Many people lost everything. Accordingly, Turame Community Finance is postposing repayment on existing loans for some of its clients affected by the fire, and is offering them additional capital to relaunch their businesses. Because these clients will be rebuilding from the ground up during a period of economic stress, these loans may carry additional risk. 

About Burundi

  • $600
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,764,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,565.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Gamaliel to purchase various goods (packs of water, tomatoes, salt,...) to resell, so as to earn his living.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2014