A loan of $4,175 helped a member to buy a large amount of sugar, rice, beans... to resell in his shop.

Horimbere Group's story

Emmanuel is part of the group Horimbere and lives in Bujumbura. He is 55 years old and married to Jeanne, a clothing merchant. Together they have seven children, from 6 to 20 years old, all in school.

He has been a shopkeeper (beans, rice, sugar…) for twenty years.

He is on his ninth loan with Turame. With this KIVA loan he is obtaining, he is going to increase his capital and buy a large amount of sugar, rice, beans… to resell in his shop, so as to earn more.

In the next few years, he would like to do commerce importing merchandise from Uganda, buy a vehicle for business, and also to be a modern livestock farmer.

In this group: Lucie, Emmanuel, Anatolie, Fabiola, Rachel

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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