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Total loan: $2,225
Bujumbura, Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi / Food
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Umwungere Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to increase her working capital and buy a large quantity of palm oil for resale.
Umwungere Group's story
Alphonsine is a member of the 'Umwungere' Group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 39 years old, widowed and mother to six children between the ages of seven and fifteen. All her children currently attend school. Alphonsine is responsible for a further four children from her extended family, they also attend school. Alphonsine has been selling bananas, palm oil and potatoes for seventeen years. This is her second loan with the field partner, Turame. She plans to use her loan to increase her working capital and buy a large quantity of palm oil for resale. In the coming years, Alphonsine would like to start working in agriculture as well as commerce. She would also like to see her children study.