A loan of $4,150 helped a member increase capital by buying many food products to sell to customers.

Giringuvu Group's story

Marceline N. is a merchant, age 40, who lives in Mvugo in the Nyanza-Lac commune (township) in the Makamba province in the south of Burundi. She has been selling food products such as fish in Mvugo for four years. Before beginning this career, she was a farmer. She did not go to school. She is married and the mother of six children, two of whom are in school. She is on her fourth loan cycle with Turame Community Finance.

She is seeking a Kiva loan to increase her working capital to buy many food products to sell to her customers in the hope of achieving big savings and thus growing her business. She hopes to be able to diversify her offerings in the future.

She is a member of the Giringuvu Community group.

In this group: Nadine, M Therese*, J Bosco, Odette, Salvator*, Evariste, Julie, Agnes*, Selemani, Marceline*, Elivanie, Christine, Marie, Filemon, Sylvestre, Zainabu, Elihud, Hawa, Sikitu, Abraham, Robert, Ferdinand, J Marie, Musifota, Laurent, Victoire, Michel, Erasto, Paul*, Agnes, Andre, Innocent
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robin Clochard

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