A loan of $3,900 helped a member to buy large quantities of local beer to sell in order to make good profits.


Turaje Group's story

Concilie, aged 42 years, is a merchant who lives in the town of Kibimba, in the province of Gitega, in the center of the country. She has been in the business of selling local beer for 28 years. She is also a farmer. She has had enough schooling to be able to read. She is married to Melchiade, a mason, and together they have 5 children who attend school. The Kiva loan of 100,000 Burundi francs that she will get will increase her working capital and allow her to buy large quantities of local beer to sell in order to make good profits. She is a member of the community group “Turaje.”

In this group: Methode, Rosalie, Marie*, Seraphine, Concilie, Cesarie, Rosette, Caritas, Bernardine*, Yvette, Marie, Cecile, Anastasie, Helene*, Lea Rebecca, Diane, Marceline*, Judith, Esperance*, Emmanuelie, M Floride, Datiliva, Diane, Eliane, Prisca, Jeannette, M Goreth, Godefilde, Virginie, Elisabeth, Yvette, Emmanuelie, Cylenie, Constantin, Emelienne, Esperance, Esperance
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold


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