A loan of $4,025 helped a member increasing the quantity of cloth she buys for resale to customers.

Baraka Group's story

Pascasie N. is a 38-year-old merchant who lives in the urban commune of Buyenzi, in the province of Bujumbura Mairie. For 23 years in Bujumbura City, she has been doing commerce in pagnes (colorful traditional cloth) for women. She has always worked in commerce. She has a 5th grade education and is a widow. She is now on her seventh community loan cycle with the micro-finance institution Turame.

She is a mother of five children, who are 16, 14, 10, 8, and 6 years old. All of her children are students.

She is asking for a Kiva loan to increase the quantity of pagnes that she purchases for reselling to customers. She hopes to diversify her business in the future by including housewares, such as plates and dishes. With the Turame loan, she hopes to be able to cover her children's schooling costs, as well as to buy a plot of land on which to build her own house.

She is a member of the community group "Baraka", which means "blessings".

In this group: Zubeda, Ashura, Mariam, Rehema*, Mwajuma, Feza, Fatuma, Beatrice, Mariam*, Pascasie, Zainabu, Tatu, Bahati, Tatu*, Ally, Zainabu, Djaliya, Taussi, Beatrice, Pascasie, Alima, Aline, Zuhura, Zamda, Bienvenu
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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