A loan of $4,200 helped a member to increase her capital in order to buy large quantities of articles for her shop (soap, vegetable oil, cosmetics, children's shoes, rice, beans, biscuits, sweets, etc) for resale so that she can make a lot of money.


Iteka Group's story

Janviere is a 50-year old trader who lives in the town of Rutegama in the province of Muramvya, which lies in the centre of the country. She has been selling various products in her shop (soap, vegetable oil, cosmetics, children's shoes, rice, beans, etc.) for the past year. She was a fruit seller before beginning this business. She went to school up until the 6th grade of primary school. She is married to Hilaire and they have six children together, who are all at school.

She is a member of the Iteka community group.

In this group: Marie, Isidonie, Viola, Godelieve, Janviere, Menedore, Leonella, Febronie, Florence, Lea, Pascasie, Febronie, Celine, Virginie, Gerard, Sovatille, Gloriose, Astere, Donatienne, Joselyne, Judith, Deo, Adele, Joselyne, Aloys, Isidonie, Emile, Christianne, Fabiola, Crescence, Leonard

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras


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