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Upendo Group
In this Group: Asmani, Nuru, Francine, Rehema, Safia
Rehema belongs to the Upendo group and lives in Gitega. She is a 34-year old widow and has four children ranging from eight to 18 years of age, all of whom are studying.

She has been selling ndagala (small fish used frequently in Burundian cuisine) for the past two years and is on her fifth loan from Turame. With the loan she gets from KIVA she is going to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of ndagala to resell and thereby make more money.
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Rehema fait partie du groupe Upendo et habite à Gitega. C’est une veuve de 34 ans .Elle a 4 enfants âgés de 8 à 18 ans, tous étudient.

Elle fait le commerce de poissons (ndagala) depuis 2 ans.

Elle est à son cinquième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter une grande quantité de poissons ndagala à revendre, pour gagner plus.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Burundi

  • $600
    Average annual income
  • 4
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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 portion of Upendo Group's $2,750 loan helped a member to boost her capital by buying a large quantity of ndagala (fish) to resell and make more money.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014