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Philippe is part of the group Bikorwavyimana and is one of the victims of the fire of the central market in Bujumbura. He has been a client of Turame since 2007. He lives in Bujumbura. He is single.

He sold clothes (hand towels, sheets, tablecloths, bedcovers) in the central market of Bujumbura. He lost merchandise valued at 5,000,000 ($3,205.18).

He would like to develop towards imports and he was preparing his marriage. These projects are stopped.

With the Kiva loan that he receives, he is going to reconstitute his capital by buying clothes (hand towels, tablecloths, bedspreads...) to resell to continue to make a living.
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Philippe fait partie du groupe Bikorwavyimana et est un des victimes de l’incendie du marché central de Bujumbura. Il est client de Turame depuis 2007. Il habite à Bujumbura. Il est célibataire.

Il faisait le commerce des habits (essuie-mains, draps, nappes, couvre-lits) au marché central de Bujumbura. Il a perdu des marchandises d’une valeur de 5000000(3205,18 $).
Il voudrait évoluer vers le commerce d’importation et il préparait son mariage. Ces projets sont arrêtés.

Avec le crédit KIVA qu’il obtient, il va reconstituer son capital en achetant des habits (essuie-mains, nappes, couvre-lits,…) à revendre pour continuer de 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
  • 5
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,929,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,560.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Philippe to reconstitute his capital by buying hand towels, tablecloths and bedspreads to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014