A loan of $3,225 helped a member buy more bananas so as to produce more of the wine she sells to her customers.

Vugukuri Group's story

Monique H., 30, is a businesswoman who lives in the township of Kanyosha in City Hall in Bujumbura. She made it through seventh grade. She buys bananas to make wine with and then sells the wine in the suburbs of Kanyosha. This is the business she has always done well at, even before she got a loan through Turame.

Monique is the mother of seven children, four girls and three boys, and five of them are married, whereas two others attend secondary school. She struggles so that her children will be able to attend school and graduate with success, but also so that each will be able to have his own house in town and live comfortably.

She is requesting the Kiva loan to buy more bananas and produce more wine to sell to her customers. She hopes that this increase in working capital will lead to a lot more profit. That way, she will be able to resolve certain of her difficulties with daily expenses and paying school fees for her children.

She is one of the members of the « VUGUKURI » group; they are on their seventh loan.

In this group: Eliane, Monique, Augustine, Esperance, Caritas, Zainabu, Belyse, Pascasie, Odette, Speciose, Christophe, Aloys, Francine, Caritas, Giselle, Ranguide, Emmanueline, Francine, Liliane, Aline, Aline, Jeanne, Bonaventure, Esperance, Therese, Esperance, Concilie, Estella, A Marie, J Bosco, Dieudonne

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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