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Garukirabakenyezi Group
In this Group: Sophie, Françoise, J. Marie, Viola, Jeanine, M. Louise, Rose, Anne, Sedock*, Grégonie, M. Goreth, Richard*, Sylvie, Gerthrude, Consolatte, Soline, Raymonde*, Marie, Séraphine, Noella, Restitute, Josélyne, Rose, Léonie, Rosette*, Ancille, Evelyne, Pulcherie, Innocente, Odette, Fidela*, Caritas
* not pictured
Sophie is part of the group Garukirabakenyezi and lives in Gitega. She is a 52-year-old widow and has four children, aged 20 to 30 years old.

She has been doing commerce in bananas and beans for forty years.

She is on her 20th Turame loan. With the KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital and purchase a large amount of bananas, beans, and coffee to resell, so as to earn more.
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Sophie fait partie du groupe Garukirabakenyezi et habite à Gitega. C’est une veuve de 52 ans.Elle a 4 enfants âgés de 20 à 30 ans.

Elle fait le commerce de bananes et de haricot depuis 40 ans.

Elle est à son vingtième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’elle obtient, elle va augmenter son capital et acheter une grande quantité de bananes, de haricot et du café à revendre, pour gagner plus.

Additional Information

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
  • 1,540.7
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Garukirabakenyezi Group's $2,725 loan helped a member to purchase a large amount of bananas, beans, and coffee to resell, so as to earn more.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013