A loan of $2,300 helped a member to increase their capital and buy a large quantity of food staples - such as coffee, beans, potatoes and bananas - to resell in order to make a large profit.


Tubemaso Group's story

Ferdinand is a 46-year-old storekeeper who lives in the town of Bukirasazi, within the province of Gitega in the center of the country. He has sold food staples like coffee, beans, potatoes and bananas for 28 years. He is also a farmer. He did not go to school. He is married and a father; five of his children go to school.

The Kiva loan of 130,000 B. francs that Ferdinand is seeking will allow him to increase his capital in order to buy a large quantity of food staples, such as coffee, beans, potatoes and bananas so that he can resell them in order turn a large profit.

Ferdinand is a member of the Tubemaso community group.

In this group: Therese, Generose, Antoinette*, Patricie, Yudes, Rose, Chantal, Andre, Rosette, M Rose, Philippe, Ferdinand, Buregeya, Ferecessime, Melancia, Alice, Therese, Constance, Yudes, Claudine, Suzanne, Donavine, Pauline, Therese*, Rosette, Spes, Domine
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo


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