A loan of $3,725 helped a member to increase his capital to buy large amounts of local beer to resell in order to make a large profit.

Tujijure I Group's story

Sylvestre is a 50-year-old merchant who lives in the town of Rutoki in Gitega Province, in the middle of the country. He has been doing commerce in local beer, bananas, and sorghum for 25 years now. He used to deal in store goods before beginning this current business.

Sylvestre has attended school and reached the 6th grade. He is married to Mélanie, and together they have eight children. Five of the children are in school.

The Kiva loan of 440,000 Burundi francs that he obtained has enabled him to increase his capital to buy large amounts of local beer to resell, so as to make a large profit and to increase his savings. Thus, he can cover his essential expenses, in this case, the costs of his children's schooling.

In this group: Eugenie, Esperance, Joachim, Joselyne, Laurence*, Anatole, Pelagie, Renovat, Spes Caritas, Sylvetsre, Renilde, Beatrice, Suavis, Clotilde, Jacqueline, Alphonsine, Perpetue*, Claire, Antoine, Generose, Adelaide, Beatrice, Melanie, Pascasie
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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