A loan of $3,675 helped a member increase her work capital in order to buy a large stock of various goods (beans, rice palm oil, soap, fuel, cookies etc).


Garukirabakenyezi Group's story

Rose is a 62-year old vendor living in the village of Kwibuka in the Province of Gitega in the center of the country. She has been selling miscellaneous items (beans, rice palm oil, soap, fuel, cookies etc) for 30 years, a business she launched back when she was also doing farm work. She did not go to school. She is married to a man by the name of David. They have 10 children together, four of whom are already married and all others study, [some] even at the university level. A Kiva loan of 250,000 Burundian francs will allow her to increase her work capital in order to buy a large stock of various goods (beans, rice palm oil, soap, fuel, cookies etc) to resell in her store and thus increase her revenue and grow her savings. She is a member of the Garukirabakenyezi Community group.

In this group: Denise, Jeannette, Suzanne, Sophie, Goreth, Francoise, Anastasie, Constance, J Marie, Viola*, Jeanine, Philomene, M Louise, Francoise, Sylvie, Rose, M Rose, Sedeck, Caritas, Pascaline*, Eliane , Epiphanie, Gregonie, M Goreth, Pascaline*, Richard, Gerardine, Sylvie, Yvette*, Gertrude, Menedore, Paulette, Esperance, Consolate, Joselyne, Devote, Soline, Raymonde, Aline*, Suavis, Marie, Xavier
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S


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