A loan of $2,400 helped a member to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of shop products (beans, rice, flour, soap) for resale, so that she can make more profit.


Abaramye Group's story

Mathilde belongs to the Abaramye group and lives in Gitega. She is 40 years old and married to Stanislas, a soldier. They have five children together, ranging from 7 to 15 years old; two of them are students. She also has responsibility for three other close relatives who are 17, 23 and 25 years old respectively.

She has a shop business selling beans, rice, flour, soap..) and is on her ninth loan from Turame. With the loan from Kiva she is going to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of products (beans, rice, flour, soap..) to resell and make more profit.

The profits she makes from her business allows her to pay her children's school fees and to provide for her own basic needs.

In this group: Euphemie, Mathilde, Beatrice, Evelyne, Domithile, Marie, Adelaide*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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