A loan of $4,625 helped a member to purchase large quantities of food products, but also to diversify her business by purchasing potatoes from inland to sell to her customers.

Ubumwe Group's story

Jacqueline N. is a 30 year-old shop-keeper who lives in the urban commune of Musaga in the town of Bujumbura. She has sold food products such as rice, beans etc at the Musaga market since 2003. She studied up to sixth grade, and took a cooking apprenticeship for which she was awarded a diploma. Her husband, Eric N. is a driver, but also sells palm oil from the south-east of Burundi in a town called Rumonge. Jacqueline sells this alongside her other products. She worked in a restaurant before setting up her business. She is on the 12th cycle of a community credit programme with Turame.

She is the mother of three children - two girls and a boy, aged 12, 7 and 4, respectively.

She is seeking a Kiva loan in order to purchase large quantities of food products, but also to diversify her business by buying potatoes from inland to sell to customers. She hopes to use the profits earned in order to purchase her own plot of land in future where she may build her own house, in order to see to her children's schooling and also to become a successful businesswomen who works with her own capital.

She is a member of the 'Ubumwe' community group.

In this group: Christine, Deo, Esperance, Sylvestre, Jacqueline, Christine, Etienne, Daniel, Therence, Adele, Jonase*, Marthur, Francine, Venerande, Alexis, Celestin, Florine, Lea, Anne Marie*, Anastasie*, Fredene, Evelyne, J Claude, Adelaide, Joselyne*, Tharcisse, Edouard, Athanase, Domitile, Dieudonne, Emmanuella*, Astere, Eric, Francoise*, Melchiade, Leonard, Godelieve
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Danielle Treharne

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