A loan of $2,275 helped a member increase her working capital to buy many baskets of tomatoes for retail sales, to make large profits and increase her savings.


Dutsimbatare Group's story

Rémegia is a 50-year-old retail merchant who lives in the village of Kibimba, 21 km from the city of Gitega, part of Gitega Province in the central part of the country.

She has been selling tomatoes for 15 years. She attended school until 6th grade. She is a widow and her husband taught her how to trade tomatoes before he died. She has six children, all married.

Kiva's credit loan of 140,000 Burundian francs will allow her to increase her working capital so she can buy many baskets of tomatoes for retail sales, make large profits and increase her savings. She is a member of the Dutsimbatare community group.

In this group: Antoine, Philotee, Mediatrice*, Remegia, Jerome, Daphrose, Reperate, Savera, Jacqueline, Remunda*, Solene, Sylvain , Chrisifanie, Isidonie, Samuel, Pulcherie, Agathe*, Suavis, Claudine, Collette, Liberate*, Emelienne, Agnes, Lucie, Beatrice
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell


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