A loan of $4,475 helped a member to increase her capital to buy a large quantity of bananas whose juice will be turned into banana beer.


Warakoze Group's story

Jeanne N. is a 55-year-old merchant who lives in downtown Kayanza, a province located in northern Burundi. She has been selling banana beer for 12 years. Prior to this activity, she was a farmer. She completed six years in primary school. She is married to Jerome Masabo, a farmer, and together they have seven children, five of whom are already married and the other two still in school.

She has reached her 7th cycle of community credit with Turame. She is seeking a loan with Kiva to increase her capital. She will buy a large quantity of bananas to extract the juice that will be turned into beer. She will then sell the beer for substantial profits. This activity helps her to cover some basic household expenses.

She is a member of the Warakoze community group.

In this group: Elysee, Avito, Jeanine, Godelieve, Agathe, Cesalie, Sylvane, Concilie, Pascasie, Augustin, Aline, Jeanette, Denise, Damienne, Lufina, Diomede*, Julienne, Virginie, Pascasie, Silas, Elysee, Seraphine, Crescence, Jacqueline, M Rose, Gaudiose, Janviere, Angelique, Leocadie, Seraphine, Dieudonne, Euphrasie, Emmanueline, Evelyne
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer


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