A loan of $2,925 helped a member to increase her working capital to buy large quantities of tomatoes, peas, and dried fish called "ndagala" for resale.


Dufashanye Group's story

Marie, 42, is a small-scale retailer who lives in Nyamugari in the center of the country in the province of Gitega. She has been selling tomatoes, green peas, and dried fish called "ndagala" for 22 years. She was a street vendor selling fruit before beginning her current business. She did not go to school. She is married to Eric and they have eight children, of whom five are in primary school.

The Kiva loan of 150,000 Burundi francs that she will receive will allow her to increase her working capital so as to buy larger quantities of tomatoes, peas, and dried fish for resale so that she can make a good profit.

She is a member of the community group called "DUFASHANYE".

In this group: Odette, Gabriel, Jeanne, Marie, Amida, Agnes*, Francoise, Therese, Mediatrice Jeanne, Anatolie, Louise, Nicelate, Jules, Hussein, Joselyne*, Leocadie, Sikitu, Juvenal, Agrippine, Suavis, Pascaline, Thierry, Roger, Leopoldine, Appolonie, Eliane, Cecile, Suavis, Rehema
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer


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