A loan of $4,100 helped a member to increase her capital and buy large quantities of food products (oil, salt, sugar, onions, rice and beans) to re-sell.


Niyonkuru K1 Group's story

Thérèse is a 46-year-old retailer who lives in Gatumba, in Bujumbura. She sells a range of food products such as oil, salt, sugar, onions, rice and beans. She has been in this business for nine years. Before starting this business, she was a civil servant. She has an A2 diploma in technical subjects. She is married to Gordien, a driver/mechanic and they have two children who are in school. Thérèse is also responsible for two orphans from her immediate family and she covers their school fees.

This Kiva loan for 200,000 Burundian francs will allow her to increase her capital and buy large quantities of food products (oil, salt, sugar, onions, rice and beans) to re-sell in order to make large profits and thereby increase her savings.

Thérèse is a member of the Niyonkuru 1 community bank.

In this group: Esther, Francine, Chantal, Francoise, Violette, Jeanne, Josephine, Therese, Emmanueline, Liberathe, Janviere*, Fabiola, Asterie, M Goreth, Mireille*, Solange, Colette, Jacqueline, M Claire, Aline, Elite, M Jeanne
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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