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Grace Group
In this Group: Emelyne, Wasule, Velentine, Oda, Françoise, Lucie, Aline, Omar, Aline, S. Josette*, Digne, Dominique, Grâce, Salum, Antoine*, Victorine, Yenga, Yvonne, Mauwa, Louise, A. Marie, Fils De Dieu, Mawazo*, Roger, Louise, Therese
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Salum belongs to the Grâce group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 56 years old and married to Françoise, who is a trader. They have five children together, whose ages range from 18 to 31 years old; four of the children are studying. He takes care of his grandchild.

He has been selling products in a shop (rice, salt, soap) for the past four years, and is on his third loan from Turame. With the KIVA loan that he is granted, he will increase his capital and buy a large quantity of products for his shop (rice, salt, soap) that he will resell in order to make more money.

In the coming years he would like to get his vehicle going again and see his children graduate from school.
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Salum fait partie du groupe Grâce et habite à Bujumbura. Il a 56 ans et est marié à Françoise, une commerçante. Ensemble ils ont 5 enfants, âgés de 18 à 31 ans, dont 4 étudient.
Il a sous sa charge son petit fils.

Il fait le commerce de boutique (riz, sel savon,…) depuis 4 ans.

Il est à son troisième crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’il obtient, il va augmenter son capital et acheter beaucoup d’articles de sa boutique (riz, sel, savon,…), à revendre, pour gagner plus.

Dans les prochaines années , il voudrait remettre en activité son véhicule, et voir ses enfants diplômés.

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
  • 2
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    Burundi Loans Fundraising
  • $4,898,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,536.0
    Burundi Francs (BIF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Grace Group's $5,025 loan helped a member to increase his capital and buy a large quantity of products for his shop (rice, salt, soap), which he will resell to earn more money.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2013
Aug 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2014