A loan of $3,850 helped a member to increase her capital in order to purchase large quantities of manioc and corn flour to resell in order to make a large profit.


Duterimbere I Group's story

Françoise is a 39-year-old shopkeeper who lives in Gitega's city centre in the middle of the country. She has been selling manioc and corn flour for 20 years. Before beginning this business, she sold beer. She attended primary school up until the sixth year. She is married to Jean and they have 7 children together, 6 of whom are in school.

The Kiva loan of 250,000 Burundi francs that she is seeking will allow Françoise to increase her capital in order to purchase large quantities of manioc and corn flour to resell in order to make a large profit.

Françoise is a member of the DUTERIMBERE I community group.

In this group: Agnes, Emmanuella, Francois, Francoise, Radegonde, M Rose, Spes, Jacqueline, Janviere, Solange, Fabiola, Goreth, Amina, Francine, Fidela, Edouard, Fides, Judith, Aline, Consolate, Penine, Donatienne, Pierre*, Adidja, Beatrice, Pascaline, Adrien, Desiderate, Anastasie, Emeryne, Eliane, Pascasie
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo


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