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Umwete Group
In this Group: Bonaventure, Gaspard, Ida
Bonaventure is a member of the Umwete Group and is one of the victims of the fire at the central market in Bujumbura. He has been a client of Turame for the past three years. He lives in Bujumbura and is married to Bernadette. Together they have four children aged five to 13 years old, all of whom are studying.

Bonaventure ran a small shop (selling sugar, shoes, etc.) at the central market in Bujumbura. He lost goods worth 800,000 FBU ($ 512.82) in the fire. With the loan he receives from KIVA, Bonaventure plans to increase his capital by purchasing items for his shop (sugar, shoes, etc.) that he will sell to continue earning his living.
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Bonaventure fait partie du groupe Umwete et est un des victimes de l’incendie du marché central de Bujumbura. Il est client de Turame depuis 3 ans. Il habite à Bujumbura. Il est marié à Bernadette. Ensemble ils ont 4 enfants âgés de 5 à 13 ans, tous étudient.

Il faisait le commerce de boutique (sucre, chaussures,) au marché central de Bujumbura. Il a perdu des marchandises d’une valeur de 800 000 Fbu (512,82$) par l’incendie.

Avec le crédit KIVA qu’il obtient, il va augmenter son capital en achetant des articles de sa boutique (sucre, 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
  • 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 Umwete Group's $2,250 loan helped a member to purchase items for his shop (sugar, shoes, etc.) that he will sell to continue earning his living.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014