A loan of $3,225 helped a member to buy drums of banana beer in large quantity, which she will resell to earn more..

Bizoza Group's story

Beatrice is part of the Bizoza group. She is 47 and lives in Gitega. She is married to Tharcisse, who is a palm oil trader. They have 6 children between the ages of 8 and 22, 5 of whom attend school.

She has been selling banana beer for 20 years.

With the loan she is getting from Kiva, she will increase her capital by buying drums of banana beer in large quantity, which she will resell to earn more.

The profits will enable her to help her husband meet the needs of their family by buying clothes, body lotion, and various food products, as well as paying for their children's school fees. In the coming years, she plans on offering a broader selection of products by branching out into the industrial beer business (Primus and Amstel).

In this group: Tharcisse, Frederique, Floride, Celine, Vestine, Gaudence, Caritas, Goreth, Emmanuel, Pauline, Generose, Georgette, Genevieve, Liberate, Gloriose, Daphrose, Adelin, Spes, Flora, M.goreth, Pelagie, Bernadette, Aline, Francine, Marie Rose*, Beatrice, Lea, Capitoline, Innocent, Sylvie, Godelieve, Felicite, Micheline, Rebecca, Pascaline, Dismas, Rose Goreth, Spes, Dyna, Jeanine*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Julien Roland

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