A loan helped a member to expand his working capital and buy lots of ripe bananas for resale, so as to earn more.


Karenzo Group's story

Gordien is a member of the group called Karenzo and lives in Bujumbura. He is 36 years old and married to Diane, a small-scale retailer. Together they have four children aged between 4 months and 9 years, of whom two attend school. He has been selling ripe bananas for five years.

Gordien is on his third loan with Turame. With the Kiva loan he obtains, he is going to expand his working capital and buy lots of ripe bananas for resale, so as to earn more. In the coming years, he would like to buy farmland and see his children in higher education.

In this group: Marie, Philippe, Monique, Mélanie, Gordien, Lucien, Arthémon, Révocate, Anésie, Générose, Emmanuel, Annociate, Julienne, Colette, Marie, Spéciose, Yvone, Raphaёl, Claver, Thérèse

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer.


This loan is special because:

It supports entrepreneurs living in conflict zones in Burundi.



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