A loan of $4,900 helped a member to add to her working capital to buy big quantities of sorghum for resale.


Maombi Group's story

Alice is a petty trader of 37 who lives in the commune of Rugombo in the province of Cibitoke, situated in the west of Burundi. She has been selling sorghum for two years. She is also a farmer. She went to primary school up to the fifth year. She is married to Emmanuel, who is also a farmer. They have seven children together; three of them are enrolled in school.

She is requesting a Kiva loan in order to grow her working capital and buy big quantities of sorghum for resale so as to make more profit.

She prefers Turame loans because they are very useful for small-scale business people and no collateral is necessary.

She hopes that her business will develop and permit her to buy a plot of land to build a house on. She hopes that her children will graduate from school successfuly.

She is a member of the community solidarity group « MAOMBI».

In this group: Haridi, Jacqueline, Leonie, Eliane, Francine, Apauline*, Olipe, Estella, Alice, Beatrice, Constance, Olive*, Chantal, Alphonsine*, Pelouse, Louise, Sophie, Beancile, Elisabeth, Berthe, Mediatrice, Rosalie, Joselyne, Lievin, Francine, Jacques, Jean, Patrice, Francine, Evelyne
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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