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Shima Ii Group
In this Group: Oda, Rufina
Oda is a member of the Shima II group and has been a client of Turame for six years. She is 56 years old, lives in Bujumbura, and is a widow. She has eight children. She also takes care of a student.

Oda was a supplier of clothes and shoes in the Bujumbura central market. [However], she was one of the victims of the fire there [recently] and lost merchandise worth 1,500,000 BIF. With this Kiva loan, she is going to restore her capital by buying clothes and shoes to resell, so she can continue earning a living.
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Oda fait partie du groupe Shima II et est une des victimes de l’incendie du marché central de Bujumbura. Elle est cliente de Turame depuis 6 ans. Elle habite à Bujumbura. C’est une veuve de 56 ans .Elle a 8 enfants.
Elle a sous sa charge un élève.

Elle était fournisseur des habits et des chaussures au marché central de Bujumbura. Elle a perdu des marchandises d’une valeur de 1 500 000Fbu (956,64$) par l’incendie.

Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va reconstituer son capital en achetant des habits et des chaussures 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
  • 5
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,929,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,568.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shima Ii Group's $1,100 loan helped a member buy clothes and shoes to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014