Léopold is part of the group Majambere and lives in Bujumbura. He is married to Pélouse, a merchant. Together they have eight children, from 14 to 17 years old, of whom four are students. He is adopting a child, who is in school.
Léopold has been doing commerce in fish (ndagala) for three years.
This is his first Turame loan. With the KIVA loan he is obtaining, he is going to increase his capital and purchase a large quantity of fish (ndagala) to resell, so as to earn more.
In the coming years, he would like to become an importer and see his children educated.
Léopold fait partie du groupe Majambere et habite à Bujumbura. Il est marié à Pélouse, une commerçante. Ensemble ils ont 8 enfants âgés de 14 à 17 ans, dont 4 étudient.
Il adopte un enfant qui étudie.
Il fait le commerce de poissons (ndagala) depuis 3 ans.
C’est son premier crédit à Turame. Avec le crédit KIVA qu’il obtient, il va augmenter son capital et acheter une grande quantité de poissons (ndagala) à revendre pour gagner plus.
Dans les années prochaines, il voudrait devenir un importateur et voir ses enfants étudier.
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