A loan of $2,625 helped a member buy bigger quantities of fish, fruit, and packaging materials for resale.


Matumaini Group's story

Esperance H., 38, is a businesswoman who lives in the township of Kinama in the Town Hall district of Bujumbura. She sells fish, fruit, and also packaging materials for various products in the central market of the town of Bujumbura. Her husband, Rurerekana Marc, is in the same business in the same place. This is the business she began 15 years ago when she was a farmer. She is a faithful client of Turame and is now on her 6th loan.

Esperance is the mother of 5 children, two sons and three daughters, but she is also responsible for four other children, two boys and two girls, belonging to close relatives. All the children go to school.

She is requesting a Kiva loan to buy bigger quantities of fish, fruit, and packaging materials to sell to her customers. If the coming elections go off without problems, she hopes to make a big profit from this increased working capital and thus to be able to meet her day-to-day challenges such as food, household expenses, and so on.

Esperance is a member of the solidarity group "Matumaini" which means 'hope'.

In this group: Esperance, Cecile, Ashura, Asha, Chantal *, Zedi, Anne
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer


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