A loan of $4,575 helped a member to grow her working capital to buy big quantities of foodstuffs (rice and beans) for resale.

Tushirikiyane Group's story

Safia is a businesswoman aged 31 who lives in the center of town in Gitega in the middle of the country. She has been selling foodstuffs (rice and beans) for five years. She began this business when she was a farmer. She attended school up to 6th grade. She is married to Dieudonné and together they have 2 children of whom one is enrolled in school.

The Kiva loan of 320,000 Burundi francs that she will receive will allow her to grow her working capital to buy large quantities of foodstuffs (rice and beans) for resale so that she can make a lot of profit.

Safia is a member of the community group called "Tushirikiyane".

In this group: Agripine, Femiya, Abas, Asha, Sania, Mariam, Esperance, M Goreth, Felicisme, Gerardine, Madeleine, Violette*, Safia, Felicite, Ange, Asmini, Perpetue, Caritas, Aziza, Joselyne, Anitha, Venantie, Louise, Celestin, Emmanuel, Dorothee, Beatrice, Rose*, Agrippine, Jeanne, Emmanuella, Aimable, Elie, Edith, Lydia, Pascasie, Shani*, Asha, Josephine, Sada
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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