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A. Marie
A. Marie is part of the Dukoreneza group and is one of the victims of the fire at the central market in Bujumbura. She has been a client of Turame since 2006. She lives in Bujumbura. She is married to Charles with whom she had eight children, whose ages range from 7 to 24 years, including seven who attend school.

She traded in clothes at the central market in Bujumbura. She lost goods worth 700,000 FBU (447,21 $) due to the fire.

She is currently finding it difficult to pay her children's tuition fees.

With the KIVA credit loan she obtains, she will replenish her capital by buying clothes for resale, to continue to earn a living.
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A. Marie fait partie du groupe Dukoreneza et est une des victimes de l’incendie du marché central de Bujumbura. Elle est cliente de Turame depuis 2006. Elle habite à Bujumbura. Elle est mariée à Charles. Ensemble ils ont 8 enfants âgés de 7 à 24 ans, dont 7 étudient

Elle faisait le commerce des habits au marché central de Bujumbura. Elle a perdu des marchandises d’une valeur de 700000 FBU (447,21 $) par l’incendie. Actuellement elle a des difficultés pour payer les frais scolaires des enfants.

Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va reconstituer son capital en achetant des habits 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
  • 2
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,898,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,565.2
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped A. Marie replenish her capital by buying shoes and clothes for resale to continue to earn a living.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014