A loan of $2,375 helped a member to purchase more bananas for sale.

C4369 Ubumwe Group's story

Denise is 24 years old and is single. She currently works in a shop in Kimironko district. She takes care of two relatives who are 8 to 20 years old. She runs a well-organized small store which sells bananas. She has been operating it successfully for three years and her shop is open from 7am until 7pm every day.

Denise is the leader of this group, called "Ubumwe" in the local language, which means "reconciliation". The group consists of two men and five women. Denise is the second person on the left, raising her hand.

The group has requested a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company, to purchase more bananas for their market, so they can provide better service to their customers. The loan will impact the group members by helping them to purchase larger quantities of stock for bananas, which will allow them to earn more profits. With this extra income they all earn, Denise and her group hope to save some money and to reinvest in their businesses.

In this group: Denise, Joyeuse, Colotride, Alexia, Clarise, Aniseth, Eugene

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