A loan of $3,025 helped a member buy large quantities of food products with the hope of generating much profit.


Abagwaneza Group's story

Salvator N. is a 37-year-old merchant living in the Kamenge urban borough, part of Bujumbura Mayorship. He has been retailing food products such as rice, beans, and other such products in the Kamenge borough for the past four years. He completed schooling up to 6th grade. He was a farmer before starting this commercial activity.

The only family members he lives with are his children for whom he rents a house in Kamenge. His four children all attend school. His wife, Monique N., is a crop farmer and lives in the country.

He has now reached the 5th group loan cycle with the Turame association. He is requesting the Kiva loan to buy large quantities of food products with the hope of generating much profit. He is often unwell and is sometimes threatened by thieves who take his belongings.

He hopes that the revenue generated by this credit loan will enable him in the future to buy a lot, build his own home and build up some capital.

He is one of the members of the "Abagwaneza” community group.

In this group: Jacqueline, Salvator, Cecile, Janvier, Nadia, Felicite, Alice, Marie, Consolate, Noella, Lidia, Anitha, Mwajuma, Felicite, Salvatrice, Adelphine, Souavis, Souavis, Annonciate, Francine, Clemence, Vanessa, Evelyne, Fiston, Marie, Beatrice, Suzane, M Rose

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell


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