A loan of $2,000 helped a member diversifying her staple foods to be sold to customers.

Urunani Ii Group's story

Aurea M. is a 45-year-old merchant who lives in Rugombo Commune in Cibitoke Province, in western Burundi. She has been doing commerce in beans for four years at the Rugombo Market. She was a farmer before starting this business. She reached year 3 of primary school education. Her husband, Léon Wereshi, is a farmer.

Aurea was coming to the sixth communal loan cycle with Turame but is now going with solidarity loans. She is a mother of four children: two boys and two girls, aged 18, 15, 13, and 9. The children are all students. She is asking for a Kiva loan to diversify her staple foods, such as rice and corn, in addition to beans, which she purchases for resale to customers. With the Turame loan, she hopes to be able to support her children's schooling costs and to purchase a parcel of land for building her own house.

She is a member of the solidarity group "Urunani II".

In this group: Juvenal, Nelie, Aurea, Celine, Caritas

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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