A loan of $4,450 helped a member increasing her capital by buying large amounts of grocery items to resell to customers and thus increasing her savings.


Niyonkuru Group's story

Joséphine G. is a woman merchant, aged 53, who lives in the town of Gatumba, in the province of Bujumbura Rural.  She does commerce in grocery items in the Gatumba district.  It is a trade in which she has been excelling for 23 years, whereas she used to be a farmer.  She has attended primary school. Her husband, Pascal Minani, is a farmer. She is the mother of eight children who are adults over 20 years of age.  None of her children is in her care any longer.  

Joséphine has reached her fourth community loan cycle with Turame.  She is asking for a Kiva loan in order to increase her capital by buying large quantities of grocery items to resell to customers and thus to save more money. She has preferred to ask Turname for the loan because it would be easy for her to repay.

Her dream is to be able to reach the stage where she has her own capital, without asking for loans in order to work.  

She is a member of the community group "Niyonkuru".

In this group: Esther, Suzanne, Elisabeth, Francine, Chantal, Monique, Violette, Jeanine, Josephine, Therese, Fatima, Emmanueline, Liberathe, Janviere, Fabiola, Asterie, M Goreth, Mireille, Angele, Solonge, Noella, Colette, Jacqueline, M Claire, Aline, Elile, M Jeanine, Justine, Beatrice, Aline, Hassan, Asmpta, Joselyne, Godefride, Olive
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey


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