A loan of $2,750 helps a member to buy more beans and sorghum.


Twitezimbere Cb Group's story

Emma Marie is 60 years old and married with four children aged between 26 and 37 years. Her husband is a farmer. For the past twenty-six years she has been selling foodstuff.

Emma Marie is the leader of the group named Twitezimbere CB which, in English, means “Develop Each Other.” Group members sell different items and own a variety of stores.

Emma Marie will use her loan to buy more beans and sorghum to sell at the marketplace in her community. With the profits from her sales, she will be able to grow her business.

She is thankful for your support,

Due to the global pandemic, Urwego was not able to photograph all the members, but was able to get one representative for the group photo.

In this group: Emma Marie, Narcisse, Xavere, Christine, Esperance, Immaculee, Innocent, Pauline, Merenie, Gaspard, Alexis, Cassien, Patricie, Tharcisse, Charles, Emelance, Valens, Deogratias, Jean, Celestin, Jean


This loan is special because:

It provides financial opportunities to riskier Rwandan entrepreneurs who rely on social collateral.

Rachel Lewis, Kiva staff

Rachel Lewis
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.