A loan of $3,375 helped a member to increase the stock of beans for sale, with the hope realizing a larger profit.


Abadahemana Group's story

Ada N., a member of the Abadahemana community loan group, is a 48-year-old merchant living in the Rugombo Commune in western Burundi. She has run a business selling beans at the Rugombo Market for 7 years. She was unable to attend school because she was orphaned. Her husband, Samuel Nduwimana, is a farmer. She has reached her fifth group loan cycle with Turame.

She has five children: two girls and three boys, aged 26, 24, 17, 15, and 7. Three of them are students.

She is seeking a loan through Kiva to increase the amount of beans she can sell, with the hope of realizing a larger profit. She prefers the Turame-Kiva loan system because it provides an easy and progressive repayment schedule with lower interest rates, as compared to other microfinance institutions, and also because the material guarantee is very easy.

In this group: Ada , Claudine, Evelyne, Marie, Marie, Dominique, Catherine, Aisha, Adele, Madeleine, Jacqueline, Jacqueline*, Jeanine, Gertrude, Odette, Olive, Pelina, Daniel*, Goreth, Josiane, Jeanne, Jeanine, M Rose, Aliase, Chantal, Eugenie, Diane, Jeanine
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer


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