A loan of $3,850 helped a member to increase capital in order to buy a lot of grocery items (cassava flour, beans, rice, cookies, etc.) to resell in order to make a large profit.


Dusabimana Group's story

Melde is a merchant, 32 years old, who lives in the town of Gihamagara in the province of Gitega. She has been selling grocery items, such as cassava flour, beans, rice, cookies... for eight years. She is also a farmer. She went to school through the 6th grade. She is married to Gerard, who is also a grocer. Together, they have three children, of whom one is in primary school.

The Kiva loan of 200,000 Fbu is going to enable Melde to increase her capital in order to buy a lot of grocery items (cassava flour, beans, rice, cookies, etc.) to resell in order to make a large profit.

Melde is a member of the community group "DUSABIMANA"

In this group: Rosette, Godeberthe, Virginie, Imelde, Josephine, Claudine-Caroline, Concilie, Yolanda, Fides, Angele, Pauline, Immaculee, Joseph, Mondaine, Crescence*, Spes, Seraphine, Virginie, Savere, Marcienne, Angele, Joseph, Raimunda, Mondaine, Concessa, Protais, Felicite, Frediane, Liberate, Imelde, Felicite, Mariane, Beatrice, Fides, Angelique, Beatrice*, Joseph, Felicite, Christine, Cyprien, Leonie, Suavis, Esperance*, Anne
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey


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