A loan of $3,575 helped a member to increase her capital to buy large quantities of food (beans, rice, flour, etc.) to re-sell.


Mwizero K1 Group's story

Rose is 38 years old. She is a retailer and lives in Mutanga neighborhood, in the town of Bujumbura. She has been selling a range of food products (beans, rice, flour, etc.) for 4 years. Before starting this business she used to sell palm oil. Rose studied up to the 8th year of secondary school. She is a widow and has three children who are in school. Rose will use her loan for 400,000 Burundian francs to increase her capital and buy large quantities of food products (beans, rice, flour, etc.) to re-sell and make good profits. She is a member of the 'Mwizero 1' community bank.

In this group: Pascasie, Chantal, Esperance, Capitoline, Jacqueline, Bernadette, Rose, Agnes, Fredine, Pascasie, Beatrice, Alice, Francine*, Judith
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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