A loan of $2,425 helped a member to increase his capital to buy large quantities of coffee and avocado to retail and make great profits.


Umuco I Group's story

Astere is a 62 year-old merchant who lives in the country heartland, in the city of Gitega. He has been in the coffee and avocado trade for twenty years, while at the same time being a farmer. He is divorced with no kids. He didn't go to school.
The Kiva loan of 200,000 Burundi francs that he is getting allows him to increase his capital to purchase large quantities of coffee and avocados to retail for great profits.

He belongs to the community group "Umuco".

In this group: Lea, Astere, M Chantal, Genevieve, Joselyne, Agnes*, Alice, Floride, Mediatrice, Emmanuel, Gloriose, Ancille, Diane, Josephine, Pascasie, Robertine*, Valerie*, Suavis Jeanine*, Agathe, Theodorine, Sylvane, Leonard, Adidja, Pelagie*, M Therese, Celine, Alvera, Alice, Marceline
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler


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