A loan of $2,000 helped a member augmenter la quantité des produits de boutique en vue de réaliser un grand bénéfice.


Akarusho Group's story

Esperance N. is a 30-year old entrepreneur who lives in the urban commune of Nyakabiga, of Bujumbura Mairie. She sells various dry goods in the district of Nyakabiga. She has finished primary studies until the 6th school year. Her husband, Henri Bigiramana, works for Air Burundi. She participates in the solidarity loan program of Turame Community Credit.

She has four children, aged 13, 10, 7, and 5 years respectively; all go to school. She is seeking a loan from Kiva in order to increase the stock of various articles in her store and to increase her revenues. She is hoping to be able to purchase a land plot to have her own house built; also, she would like her children to complete their studies successfully and lead a better life. Her business was launched with a small starting capital but has grown gradually over time. She is a member of the Akarusho solidarity group.

In this group: Antoinette, Esperance, Esperance, Aline, Christotte
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova


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