A loan of $3,325 helped a member buying greater quantities of beans to sell her clientele.


Umuco Ii Group's story

Sara N., 22, is a businesswoman who lives in the township of Rugombo, province of Cibitoke in the west of Burundi. She is married to a businessman who sells shoes. She buys beans to resell at the central market of Rugombo. She started up this business using a Turame loan and she is now on her fourth loan, having received for the three preceding loans, respectively, the amounts of 60,000 fbu; 100,000 fbu, and 270,000 fbu. She is the mother of three children: a son aged 5, and two daughters, one 3 years old and one 3 months old. None of her children has begun school yet. She is asking for this Kiva loan to buy bigger quantities of beans to resell to her clientele. She hopes to have a greater profit with this increase in her working capital and thus cope better with her daily needs such as food, household expenses, etc. Sara is a member of a group called « Umuco II ».

In this group: Marceline, Mariam, Janviere, Alphonsine*, Adele*, Fifi, Julienne, Sergine, Sara*, Sophie, Amida*, Modesienne, Marie, Rose, Emelyne*, Margueritte, Gloriose, Cynthia, Eudie, Alphonsine, Sophie, Jerome*, Charles, Emelyne, Elie, Jean, Euphrasie, Anonciate, Abia, Odette
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer


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