A loan of $4,475 helped a member to increase her capital, allowing her to buy large quantities of items (beans, rice, vegetable oil) to sell in order to make large profits.


Twigarukire Group's story

Médiatrice is a 42-year-old merchant who lives in the town of Bwoga, in the Gitega province, in the center of the country. She has been buying and selling grocery products (beans, rice, vegetable oil) for five years. She is also a farmer. She attended school up to the sixth year of primary school. She is married and the mother of eight children, six of whom attend school.
The Kiva loan of 100,000 Burundi francs will increase her capital, allowing her to buy large quantities of items (beans, rice, vegetable oil) to sell in order to make large profits.
She is a member of the “Twigarukire” community group.

In this group: Immaculee, Jacqueline, Suavis, Goreth, Marceline, Gaudence, Goreth, Domithile, Mediatrice, Renovat, Appolonie, Jean Claude, Speciose, Acquisa, M Chantal, Ancile, M Rose, Alice*, Berchmans, Illuminee, Aline, Annonciate, Felicite, Donate, Claudine, Chantal*, Claudine, Marie, M Viola, Judith, Gloriose, Adrienne, Prisca, Felicite, Joselyne, Chantal, Josephine, Joselyne, Virginie
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold


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