A loan of $4,000 helped a member to increase the quantity of food products for sale, with the hope of generating a larger profit.

Rima Group's story

Aline C., a member of the Rima community loan group, is a 30-year-old merchant who lives in Rugombo in the Cibitoke province, located in western Burundi. She runs a business selling food products such as maize and beans at the Cibitoke Market. She has run this business for 6 months, but used to sell banana beer before starting her current business. She attended school through the 4th year of her primary education. Her husband, Ladislas Ndabanogeye, is a farmer. She has reached her third group loan cycle with Turame.

She is mother of two boys, aged 6 and 2. The older of the two is in kindergarten.

She is seeking this loan from Kiva to increase the quantity of food products she can sell, with the hope of generating a larger profit. She hopes to have her own capital base in the future, which will allow her to run a large business and realize her projects, which include building her own house and ensuring her children's education, among others.

In this group: Christine, Esperance, Dorothee, Pascasie, M Goreth, Euphrasie, Jeannette, Anne Marie, Jacqueline*, Aurelie, Antoinette, Rosalie, Francoise, Anicetie, Generose*, Yvette, Asila, Jeannette, Josiane, Remy, Spes, Victor, Aline, Michel, Alexandre, Jacqueline, Francoise, Josephine

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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