A loan of $3,725 helped a member to buy dried manioc to sell at market.


Maombi Group's story

Léonie N. is a 40 year old business woman who lives in Rugombo commune, in the province of Cibitoke which is in the west of Burundi. She sells dried manioc in Rugombo's market. She was a farmer before she started this business. She has never been to school. She has been divorced for the past eight years. This is her third loan with Turame. She is the mother of eight children: two boys and six girls, aged 25, 23, 19, 17, 15, 13, 10 and 8. Four of her children are in school. She is asking for a Kiva loan to increase the amount of dried manioc she can buy to sell to her clients. She has a hard time drying enough manioc during the rainy season. She hopes that with this loan, she will be able to pay her children's tuition fees and lead a happier life. She is a member of the Maombi community group.

In this group: Andre, Haridi, Jean, Jacqueline, Leonie, Eliane, Jeannette, Francine, Apauline, Olipe, Seraphine, Estella, Gloriose, Alice, Beatrice, Consolate, Constance, Olive, Jeanine, Angele, Chantal, Alphonsine, Stephanie, Pelouse, Louise, Sophie, Dorothee, Beancile, Elisabeth
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Eileen Jessop


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