A loan of $3,800 helped a member increase capital by purchasing large quantities of retail items.


Giramahoro Group's story

Emmanuel N. is a 28-year-old shopkeeper who lives in the Kamenge district of Bujumbura. He used to be farmer, but has sold grocery items for the last 5 years. He completed the 6th year of primary school. He is married to Rukundo Marie, who is also in the business. They have two children aged 3 and 2.
Emmanuel is on his 3rd group loan cycle with Turame. He is requesting a Kiva loan to increase his capital buy purchasing large quantities of goods to sell to his customers, and thereby increase his savings. The capital he had before was insufficient for this business. He hopes to overcome poverty and to guarantee his children’s education with this loan through Turame.
Emmanuel is a member of the Giramahoro I Community Group.

In this group: Chantal, M Goreth, Julienne, Noella, Azza, Mwajuma, Lydia, Jacqueline*, Scholastique, Marie, Venantie, Emmanuel, Amina, Caritas, Scholastique*, Jeanine*, Justine, Adja, Leonie, Gloriose, Innocent, Celestin, Mariam, Sylvie, Ancile, Balese
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer


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