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Total loan: $4,075
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Confiance Group


A loan of $4,075 helped a member diversify her business with food products such as beans and rice, which she intends to sell to her customers, in addition to beverages.


Confiance Group's story

Esperance R. is a 47-year-old merchant living in the Citiboke borough of the Bujumbura mayorship, where she retails sparkling water and commercial beer. She has been performing this activity for the past six years, prior to which she was a community health agent.

She obtained an homemaker diploma, at the A3 level. Her husband Bernard Sinzobakwira is a carpenter. She is now in her third group loan cycle with Turame.

She is the mother of five children - three boys and two girls – of whom four have already finished school. She also takes care of three children of close relatives.

She is requesting the Kiva loan to diversify her business with food products such as beans and rice, which she intends to sell to her customers, in addition to beverages.

She hopes that this will enable her to acquire a greater capacity to generate revenue and save money to build her own home. She recognises that she started her business thanks to funds provided by her husband.

She is one of the members of the “Confiance” community group (which means “Trust”).

In this group: Desire, Claver, Isaac, Justine, Pascaline, Nicelatte, Mwajuma, Marie, Leonard, Bernardine, Esperance, Stephanie, Marie, Anesta, Jacqueline, Monique, Clautilde*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell


Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: June 16, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: June 16, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International