A loan of $2,825 helped a member to increase her capital and buy large quantities of local beer for resale.


Niyonkuru 2 Group's story

Godefride is a 40-year-old trader who lives in Gatumba, in Bujumbura. She has been selling commercial beer for 17 years. Before starting this business, she used to sell palm oil. Godefride did not attend school. She is a widow and has five children. Two of her children are married and three are in school.

Godefride will use her Kiva loan for 250,000 Burundian francs to increase her capital and buy large quantities of local beer for resale. This will make her good profits and she will increase her savings.

Godefride is a member of the 'Niyonkuru 2' community bank.

In this group: Justine, Beatrice, Aline, Hassan, Asumpta, Joselyne, Godefride, Olive*, Caline, Jeanine, Fabiola, Madeleine, J Berchmans, Bosco, Beatrice, Euphrasie*, Solange, Anne Marie, Omere*, Deogratias, Godelive, Onesime*, Beatrice
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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