1)     What is Kazoza?
2)     What is Kazoza’s vision?
3)     What are the objectives of Kazoza?
4)     What are the requirements to become a Kazoza member?
5)     Is there a membership fee?
6)     Why pay an annual fee?
7)     Does Kazoza have a concrete project?
8)     How will the Revolving Fund function?
9)     Can I have access to Financial and other reports?
10)   Can I obtain additional documents for more details?
11)   How can I get in touch with Kazoza?


1)    What is Kazoza?
Kazoza is a non-profit organization formed by and consists of young Burundians living in Canada and whose mission is to foster sustainable development opportunities in Burundi. Kazoza is incorporated in the province of Quebec since July 5, 2010 (pursuant to Part III of the Companies Act).

2)     What is Kazoza’s vision?
To build a better future for Burundi through solidarity and efficient solutions!

3)    What are the objectives of Kazoza?
Kazoza has two main objectives :
  • To contribute to sustainable development in Burundi by improving the social and economic welfare of Burundians in general and young people in particular;

  • To facilitate a cohesive Burundian community in Canada by fostering solidarity and genuine integration into Canadian society.

4)    What are the requirements to become a Kazoza member?
Kazoza is open to any person who is willing to invest his/her time, knowledge, and expertise in creating projects susceptible to shape a better future for Burundians and particularly young Burundians. All members are required to adhere and respect Kazoza’s Articles of Incorporation.

5)     Is there a membership fee?
Yes, every active member has to pay a $240 annual fee which can be paid in 12 installments of $20 per month.

6)    Why paying an annual fee?
The monies collected from annual fees and other means are used to achieve Kazoza objectives through implementation of programs and projects.

7)     Does Kazoza have a concrete project?
Yes, Kazoza has put in place a Revolving Fund project in order to improve access to credit for least privileged entrepreneurs in Burundi. This improved access to credit will drive business and job creation and decrease the tremendous lack of employment in Burundi and in particular among the younger population. In addition, Kazoza will provide knowledge-based support in order to foster innovation and enhance projects funded through this program.

8)     How will the Revolving Fund function?
  • Applications are submitted to TURAME Community Finance by borrowers wishing to obtain a loan. TURAME conducts the credit analysis and determines the eligible borrowers.
  • Details of approved loan application, such as, description of the activities, loan amount, repayment schedule, are posted by TURAME on KIVA website (www.kiva.org). Sur ce site, on y trouve la description des emprunteurs, le montant recherché, la période de remboursement, les activités du groupe, etc.
  • KAZOZA conducts an analysis of the posted loan applications and decides which group to finance using a KAZOZA designed evaluation tool and decision process.
  • Once a decision has been reached, KAZOZA disburse the monies to KIVA, which forwards the funds to TURAME.
  • At the end of the loan term or the agreed repayment schedule, the borrowers repay their loan to TURAME, which forward the funds to KIVA and then credited back to KAZOZA.
9)     Can I have access to Financial and other reports?
Yes, Kazoza strongly believes that transparency and open communication are the pillars of unity within the organization and that these values strengthen the success of Kazoza projects. Therefore, at the end of each month, a Financial Report is submitted to all members and updates on goals and objectives are also frequently communicated to all members.

10)    Can I obtain additional documents for more details?
Yes, several documents exist and can be provided upon request. You can obtain, among others, the Kazoza Articles of Incorporation, the Kazoza project proposal, the Road Map, The Strategic Action Plan, etc.

11)  How can I get in touch with Kazoza?
You can send an email to info@akazoza.org or contact us on +1 819-332-1952.