A loan of $4,650 helped a member to expand and improve her business by purchasing additional green bananas.

Twitezimbere Cb Group's story

Marie Josee is the group leader of this borrowing group called Twitezimbere in Kinyarwanda, which means "let us develop” in English. She is a 49-year-old widow with two children, who are twelve and sixteen years old. Both of her children currently attend school.

To earn a living, for the past four years, Marie Josee has been selling green bananas. Marie Josee says that her business has been successful because she resolved certain serious family issues. She is thankful for the popularity of her business.

Marie Josee explains that her borrowing group's members are well organized and are determined to make positive changes to their businesses. The group members sell different products. To improve their various businesses, they decided to request a group loan. Marie Josee intends to use her portion of the group loan to purchase more green bananas for re-sale purposes. She plans to use any additional profits generated as a result of the loan to pay for her children's school fees and to provide food for her family. She dreams of operating a small supermarket in the future.

In the picture, Marie Josee is sitting in front, with money in one hand and a black handbag on her left side. The other people in the picture, including the men in the back row, are family friends of the borrowers.

In this group: Marie Josee , Charlotte , Xaverine , Bonifride , Philomene , Esperance, Dancille , Laurence , Esther , Thacienne , Violette , Chantal , Vandelene , Anastasie , Marie , Marie Theresie , Alphonsine , Speciose , Donathile , Marie Chantal , Annonciathe , Immaculee , Emma , Asterie , Phocas , Laurence , Narcisse , Xavere , Anuarithe , Aurelie

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