A loan of $2,975 helped a member increase her capital to buy a lot of women's pagnes to resell and make big profits.

Girineza Group's story

Jeanine is a 30-year-old retail merchant who lives in the Kamenge district of the Municipality of Bujumbura. She has been selling women's pagnes (colorful West-African fabric) for over three years. She started this business while she was peddling small items such as second-hand clothing, shoes, etc.

She studied until third grade. She is married to Emmanuel and they have five children of whom three attend school.

The Kiva credit loan of 400,000 Burundian francs she was granted will allow her to increase her capital and buy a lot of women's pagnes to resell and make great profits.

She is a member of the "Girineza" community group.

In this group: Marie, Rose Paula, Jeanine, Willy, Jeanine, Beatrice, Raphael, Claver, Valerie*, Therese, Egide*, Mariam, Claude, Joselyne, Joselyne, Goreth, Raphael, Pacifique, Innocent, Carine, Alexis

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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