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A loan of $4,925 helped a member to purchase greater quantities of food products to resell to customers.

Umoja Wa Kinamama Group's story

Adidja N. is a trader who is 69 years old and lives in the commune of Buyenzi in the municipality of Bujumura. She buys and sells food products including vegetables, rice, beans and fruit, at the market in Ruvumera, which also lies in the Buyenzi district of Bujumbura. She has been carrying out this business for the past 16 years, while she had a cafeteria before. She left school at primary school level. Her husband, Djumaine M., is a driver. She is on her eighth loan from Turame.

She has six children, of whom five are at secondary school.

She is requesting the Kiva loan in order to buy food products in greater quantities and resell them to her customers; this will allow her a more significant profit-generating capacity, so that she can save money and expand her business with the hope of becoming a wholesaler. She hopes that her chlidren will successfully complete their studies and be capable of leading a better life. She has always preferred borrowing from Turame rather than other financial institutions, because the access and repayment terms are easier for her.

She is a member of the community group "Umoja wa Kinamama" which means "Unity for Mothers".

In this group: Mariam , Cabusiku, Alice, Mwajuma, Cuki, Dorcas, Omali, Marie, Helene, Chantal, Elisee, Adidja, Anisaty, Oscar, Aziza, Zabibu, Aisha, Chausiku, Bujeniya, Adidja, Mwanaidi, Kardida, Mariam, Ashura, Radjabu, Mbaya, Veronique, Assoumani, Djumaine, Odette

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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