A loan of $3,050 helped a member buy bigger quantities of the articles she sells to her customers.

Faida Group's story

Cécile-Elide N., 32, is a businesswoman who lives in the township of Kinama in the Town Hall neighborhood of Bujumbura. She has a shop where she sells various products--foodstuffs, cosmetics, and other small articles. She has been in this line of work for 5 years. She attended secondary school and got a diploma A2 in business management. Her husband, Kennedy N., is a driver. She is on her second Turame loan.

Cécile-Elide has four children, a son and three daughters, but she is also raising three other children who are close relatives.

She is requesting the Kiva loan to buy larger quantities of items she sells to her customers. This will allow her to earn more profit so that she can put aside savings and grow her business. She hopes to become a wealthy merchant, able to import goods, to buy her own house and her own car. She also hopes that her children will finish school successfully and lead a more comfortable life. She has always preferred Turame loans over those of other financial institutions because the interest rate is lower.

Cécile-Elide is a member of the community group called « Faida ».

In this group: Cecile, Anne, Alima, Francine, Spes Caritas, Helene, Libert, Trifaine, Spes, Ernestine, Gloriose, Joselyne, Cesarie, Manasse, Addja, Odette, Alexine, Claudine, Celenie, Noella, Kennedy, Gerard, Consolate, Janviere, Claude, Perusi, Zainabu, Neema, Marie, Edith, Ashura

Translator profile picture

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details