A loan of $4,600 helped a member increase his capital by buying large quantities of goods for his shop, notably beans, soaps and other goods to resell.


Baraka Group's story

Henry M. is a 30-year old businessman, who lives in the urban district of Buyenzi in the municipality of Bujumbura. He has been selling products in his shop for ten years. He attended school up until his second year at university. He is married to Linda Nzorubara, who is studying at university. They have one child who is one year old. Henry is on his seventh community loan from Turame. He is requesting the Kiva loan to increase his capital by buying large quantities of goods for his shop, notably beans, soaps and various other items, in order to resell them to his customers and be able to increase his savings. With the savings he makes with this loan, he hopes that he will be able to buy a piece of land to build his own house on and also provide for his family's basic needs. He is a member of the "Baraka" community group (Baraka means blessing or benediction).

In this group: Zubeda, Mariam, Rehema*, Mwajuma, Feza*, Fatuma, Beatrice*, Mariam, Pascasie, Zainabu*, Tatu, Ally, Zainabu, Ojaliya*, Pascasie, Bahati, Tatu, Alima, Aline, Zuhura, Zamda, Bienvenu, Elias, Eric, Mwanaidi, Sheka, Esperance, Zazayana, Salima, Mami
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras


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