A loan of $4,975 helped a member to increase the number of “pagnes” to sell in hopes of making a big profit.

Huruma Group's story

Lukia K. is a 47 year old retailer who lives in the the Buyenzi District of Bujumbura. She has been selling women’s “pagnes” (traditional brightly-colored fabric) for 3 years. She studied until the 6th year of primary school. Her husband, Eros Kisesa, is a car mechanic. She is currently in the 5th cycle in the community loan with Turame.

She is the mother of 6 children, 4 boys - of which twins - and 2 girls. They are aged 30, 27, 24, 19 and 14 years old for the twins. Only the eldest does not study, she is married.

She is requesting a Kiva loan to increase the number of “pagnes“ to sell with the hope of making a big profit. She hopes to have a large capital in the future, which will enable her to run a big business. She also intends to diversify her business by including in the future food products because they provide large profits. She received initial capital through a Turame loan to start her business.

She is one of the members of the “Huruma” community group.

In this group: Machozi, Sophia, Saleh, Christine, Belyse, Ramadhani, Aza, Mwamvua, Juma, Adidja, Lukia, Omar, Emmanuel, Ramadhani, Emelyne, Solange, Mariam, Cecile, Belyse, Amida, Abiba, Furaha, Amina, Alima, Melanie, J Marie, Julienne, Pascal , Shabani, Jeanne
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Marie-Elodie Bazy

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