A loan of $3,075 helped a member to buy various products for resale (soap, women's cosmetics, toothpaste, pens, notepads, etc.).


Umoja Ni Nguvu 1 Group's story

Mariam is a 33-year-old trader who lives in Bwiza, a district of Bujumbura. She is a widow with 3 children, two of whom go to secondary school. Mariam completed 5 years of primary school and has been selling a variety of products such as soap, women's cosmetics, toothpaste, pens and notepads from a kiosk for 3 years. She will use the loan of 400 000 Burundese francs to restock on products which will be resold for a good profit.

Mariam is part of the community group "UMOJA NI NGUVU 1".

In this group: Jeanne*, Mariam, Madina, Elisabeth, Aisha, Amida, Caline, Abdallai, Mariam, Dieudonne, Juliwa, Salama, Alphonsine, Sifa
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer


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