A loan of $4,750 helped a member to increase her working capital in order to buy more food products for sale.


Iratwibutse I Group's story

Espérance is a 28-year-old merchant living in the neighborhood of Gatumba in the municipality of Bujumbura. She has been selling foodstuff (like cabbages, onions and tomatoes) for two years, a business that she launched when she sold kitchen utensils from door to door. She is married to Jean-Paul, a driver. Together they have three children who attend school. She cares also for two children of her close relatives. Espérance studied until sixth grade in elementary school. She will use her share of 150,000 Burundi francs in the group loan to increase her working capital in order to buy more food products for sale and make a large profit. Espérance is a member of the community group of Iratwibutse I.

In this group: Naome, Benoit, Odette, Marceline*, Charlotte, Capitoline, Francoise, Josephine, Esperance, Donavine, M Jeanne, A Marie, Beatrice, Odette*, Isidore, Reverien, Veronique, M Chantal, Scholastique, Joselyne, Helene, Amina*, Guido, Generose*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris


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