Burundi is one of the three poorest countries. Nearly the population earn less than 1$ / day. Unemployment is one of the most worrying problems and it particularly affects young people.
To improve their socio-economic conditions, households need means of production, in this case capital. In addition, in eastern Burundi, microfinance services are almost non-existent. These are the factors that inspired the creation of the Movement of production cooperatives “UCP? GIRUBUNTU ”and the ITEKA Microfinance program, operational since June 2012.
Until 2014, the volume of credit released by ITEKA Microfinance amounts to 690,000 USD to 14,797 clients including farmers, members of the “UCP-GIRUBUNTU” cooperative movement which has 27 cooperatives with 9,574 members.