A loan of $2,775 helped a member to increase her capital to buy items in large quantities for her shop (cassava flour and maize, cooking oil, beans, salt, rice, candy, shoes, toothpaste...) and resell them in order to realize large profits.


Twigishanye I Group's story

Fides is a 40-year-old merchant who lives in the province of Gitega in the center of the country. For five years she has been selling various articles (cassava flour and maize, cooking oil, beans, salt, rice, candy, shoes, toothpaste...). Before starting this activity she was a seamstress. She attended school up to sixth grade. She is married and the mother of five children, four of them are in school. The Kiva loan of 300,000 Burundian francs allows her to increase her capital to buy items in large quantities for her shop (cassava flour and maize, cooking oil, beans, salt, rice, candy, shoes, toothpaste...). She can resell them in order to realize large profits and increase her savings. She is a member of the community group "TWIGISHANYE I"

In this group: Francoise, Jacqueline, Pia, Fides, Anne*, Rose, Sylvane, Liberate, Esperance, Fabiola, Josephine, Eugenie, Sylvane, Evelyne, Francine, Adrienne, Gerard*, Fabiola, Godefroid
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Veronique Fourment


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