A loan of $3,050 helped a member to increase her capital for purchasing a large quantity of boxes of Fanta, and of milk for retail sale, in order to make significant profits and increase her savings.


Birashoboka 1 Group's story

Joselyne is a 32-year-old saleswoman living in the town of Gasenyi in the Bujumbura Mairie province. For 10 years, she has worked selling various items like soft drinks and milk and running a public telephone - a career path she started on when she was working in a boutique. She completed her education through the 6th year of elementary school. She is married to Alphonse, a builder, and together they have 3 children who all attend school. This Kiva loan of 250,000 Burundi francs that she is receiving will enable her increase her capital to purchase a large quantity of cases of Fanta, as well as a large quantity of milk for retail sale in order to make significant profits and increase her savings.

She is a member of the community group Birashoboka 1.

In this group: Marie Rose , Seraphine*, Leocadie, Imelde , Honoree Georges, Petronie, Eric , Godelieve, Esperance, Claudine , Annociatte , Joselyne, Marie Rose , Violette, Aline
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Chelsea Rosendale


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