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Abizigirwa Group
In this Group: Lela, Jeanne, Francine
Lela is a member of the Abizigirwa group, and one of the victims of the fire at the Central Market of Bujumbura. She has been a client of Turame for 7 years. She lives in Bujumbura and is married to Martin. The couple have 5 children, aged between 1 and 24 years old. She used to sell clothing at the Bujumbura Central Market. She has lost merchandise with a value of 1 500 000 francs ($ 961,55) because of the fire. Her Kiva-sponsored loan will enable her to rebuild her capital by buying clothing for resale, so that she can continue to earn a living.
Lela fait partie du groupe Abizigirwa et est une des victimes de l’incendie du marché central de Bujumbura. Elle est cliente de Turame depuis 7 ans. Elle habite à Bujumbura. Elle est mariée à Martin. Ensemble ils ont 5 enfants âgés de 1 à 24 ans.

Elle faisait le commerce des habits au marché central de Bujumbura. Elle a perdu des marchandises d’une valeur de 1 500 000FBU (961,55 $) par l’incendie.

Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va reconstituer son capital en achetant des habits, à revendre pour continuer de gagner sa vie.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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. 

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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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,898,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,560.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Abizigirwa Group's $1,425 loan helped a member to buy clothing for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 26, 2015