A loan of $3,950 helped a member to purchase large quantities of soap, toothpaste, beauty products, childrens shoes, etc for resale in her store.


Shirukubute Group's story

Beatrice is a 30 year-old merchant who lives in the central area of the country, in the city of Gitega. She has been trading in various shop articles such as soap, toothpaste, beauty products for women, and childrens' shoes for the past three years. She was a seamstress before she started in this business. She went to school for nine year, up to middle school. She is married and has one child, who is two years old.
The Kiva loan of 2000,000 Burundian francs that she is granted will allow her to increase her capital in order to purchase large quantities of shop items to retail, so she can make substantial profits.
She is a member of community group “Shirukubute.”

In this group: J Claude, Mariciane, Immaculee, Beatrice, Virginie, Beatrice, Leonie, Beatrice, Josephine, Pascasie, Desire, Rosette, Spes Caritas, Anesie, Euphrasie, Claudine, Spes, Nadia*, Jacqueline, Victoire, Thacienne*, Hygia, Emeryne, Germaine, Alice, Anne, Marceline, Gordien, Anne, Goreth, Esperance*, Mariam
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler


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