A loan of $1,775 helped a member to increase her capital by purchasing large quantities of clothing items and food products to sell to clients.


Shima Ii Group's story

Oda K. is a 53-year-old shopkeeper who lives in the Buyenzi district of the Bujumbura mayorship. She sells clothing items (clothes and shoes) at the Bujumbura central market, a line of business she has been working in for 30 years. Over the years, she added food products to her product offer. She attended school until the tenth year of the secondary level. She is a widow. She is on her sixth cycle of group loans with Turame, but now also incorporates an individual loan. She is the mother of 8 children, of which 4 have already graduated and 4 attend secondary school. She is requesting a Kiva loan to increase her capital by purchasing large quantities of clothing items and food products to sell to clients and thereby increase her savings. She preferred to ask for the loan from Turame because it will be easy for her to repay. She is one of the members of the « Shima II» solidarity group.

In this group: Delphine, Rufina, Oda, Immaculee, Goreth
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Marie-Elodie Bazy


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