A loan of $3,200 helped a member to improve stock by purchasing a large quantity of soft drinks to resell.


Gabiro Group's story

Emelyne H. is a 25 year old business woman who lives in the commune Rugombo, in the Cibitoke Province, western Burundi. She has been in the beverage business for 10 years ago. She did not attend school. She is married to Jean-Marie Mvuyekure, who is also in the beverage business. They have three children, and one of them is attending school. She is in her third credit cycle with the Community by Turama credit.
She requested the Kiva loan to improve her stock by purchasing a large quantity of soft drinks to resell as well as to increase her funds. She hopes to save enough to buy a plot to build her own house, provide for the basic needs of her family and pay the school tuition for her children.
She is also the president of the community group Gabiro.

In this group: Marie, Mediatrice, Jeanine, Emelyne, Jeanine, Deogration, Alphen, Micheline, Jeannette, Bora, Pricie, Chantal , Helene, Illiminee, Dieudonne, Tite, Francine, Charlotte, Yvette, Yvette, Angelique, Emmanueline, Pascasie, Debora, Hilde, Donatien, Emmanuel, Samuel, J Bosco

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer MONICA URBAN


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