Mathias is a businessman aged 39 who lives in Kwibuka in the province of Gitega in the center of the country. He has been selling various items (beans, shoes, rice soap, oil, etc.) in his stall for 10 years. He began this activity when he was working for another businessman. He attended school up to 6th grade. He is married to Beatrice, a farmer, and together they have five children of whom four are enrolled in primary school.
The Kiva loan of 250,000 Burundi francs that he will receive will allow him to grow his working capital so as to buy big quantities of various items (beans, shoes, rice, soap, oil, etc.) for his stall so as to make a lot of profit.
Mathias est un commerçant âgé de 39ans qui habite la localité de Kwibuka de la Province de Gitega au centre du pays. Il fait le commerce d’articles divers (haricots, souliers, riz, savons, huile, souliers…) dans son kiosque depuis 10 ans. Il a commence cette activité lorsqu’il travaillait pour un autre commerçant. Il a fait ses études jusqu’en 6e année primaire. Il est marie a Beatrice, une cultivatrice et ont ensemble 5 enfants dont 4 étudient a l’école primaire.
Le crédit Kiva de 250,000 francs burundais qu’il obtient lui permet d’augmenter son capital pour acheter de grandes quantités d’articles divers (haricots, souliers, riz, savons, huile, souliers…) pour son kiosque à revendre afin de réaliser de grands bénéfices.
Il est membre du groupe communautaire« NDERAGAKURA»
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