A loan of $4,725 helped a member to increase her capital by buying large quantities of sorghum for resale.


Ubumwe Ii Group's story

Francine N. is a 22-year old merchant who lives in the town of Rugombo, Cibitoke Province, in western Burundi. She runs a business selling sorghum, which is used to produce local beer. She begin this business almost 2 years ago. She is married to Thiery D., a farmer, and together they have 2 young children (3 years old and 1 year 8 months old): a boy and a girl. She is seeking this loan through Kiva to increase her capital by buying large quantities of sorghum for resale in order to realize large profits. She particularly prefers loans through Turame and Kiva because the repayments are staggered and also because the interest rates are accessible to small retailers. She is a member of the community group "Ubumwe II."

In this group: Jeannette, Pelusi, Pascasie, Annonciate, Nestor, Etienne, Anatholie, Domitile, Francine, Jeanne, Angelique, Christine, Ilene, Cassilde, Jacqueline, Aimable, Odette, Aline, Jeanine, Elizabeth, Dorothee, Jacqueline, Marie, Aline, Helene, Valerie, Marceline, Maurice, Pontien, Constance, Pauline
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer


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