A loan of $2,200 helped a member diversifying her business by including grocery items, such as palm oil, dried fish, and more.


Turunguka Group's story

Christine K., aged 34, is a shopkeeper who lives in the urban commune of Kanyosha, in the capital Bujumbura. For a year and six months, she has had a business involving clothing, commonly called friperies (second-hand clothing), at the Kanyosha Market. She has attained the third year of trade schooling in accounting. Christine is married to Leonard Minani, a mattress seller, and together they have six children, of whom four are in school. They also support a child from the immediate family.

Christine is now on her fourth community loan cycle with Turame, but she is now part of a solidarity loan. She is asking for a Kiva loan to diversify her business by including grocery items, such as palm oil, dried fish, and other item, so as to make a large profit. She aspires to the heights of a major merchant in the future if she does not encounter any more problems related to product shortages on the market.

She is a member of the solidarity group “Turunguka”.

In this group: Mariane, Daphrose, Christine, Bernitha, Stamilie, Abiba
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey


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