A loan of $4,900 helped a member to buy a large number of pagnes to resell at a good profit.


La Fontaine 1 Group's story

Francine is a 50-year-old saleswoman who lives in Kibenga, in the province of Bujumbura Mairie. She stayed in school until the second level of higher education, studying General Humanities with a minor in Modern Literature. She previously worked as a wholesaler, distributing items like biscuits, sweets, shoes and cosmetics to shops, before starting her current business selling "pagnes" (traditional sarong-like clothing) 6 years ago. She is married to Antoine, a chauffeur, and the couple have 7 children, 4 of whom go to school. She is also raising 4 orphans, two of whom have no biological ties to the family. The loan of 290 000 Burundese francs will increase her working capital and will be used to buy a large number of pagnes to resell to her female clientele at a good profit. Francine is a member of the "La Fontaine 1" community group.

In this group: Germaine, Assumini, Amida, Anastasie, Kimanda, Johari, Mwajuma, Adidja, Francine, Amina, Zawadi, Amina, Juliette, Safi, Assumini, Hidaya, Joha, Asiya, Abubakari, Salama, Amida, Adidja
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer


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