A loan of $4,000 helped a member to purchase a large amount of rice and beans to resell, so as to earn more.


Songambere Group's story

J. Marie is part of the group Songambere and lives in Gitega. He is 36 years old and married to Goreth, a teacher. Together they have three children, aged 6 months to 3 years old.

J. Marie has been doing commerce in rice and beans for three years.

He is on his 3rd Turame loan. With the KIVA loan he is obtaining, he is going to increase his capital and purchase a large amount of rice and beans to resell, so as to earn more.

In this group: Venant, Amina, Mariane, Valerie, Goreth, Sylvie, Consolate, Hyancinthe, Emelyne, Anastasie, Spès, Vénérande, Espérance, Godelieve, Genaїde, J. Marie, Chantal, Fidèle, Jeanette, Chantal, Rebecca, Claire, Venant, Joseph

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey.


This loan is special because:

It supports entrepreneurs living in conflict zones in Burundi.



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