A loan of $3,825 helped a member to increase her working capital and stock up on produce (potatoes, taro, bananas, sweet potatoes) to sell.


Girumwete Group's story

Furaha is a member of the Girumwete group and lives in Gitega. She is 42 years old. She is a widow with four children between the ages of 10 and 21, two of whom attend school.

She sells produce (potatoes, taro, bananas, avocados, sweet potatoes, etc.).

She is on her 17th loan with Turame. With her Kiva loan she will increase her working capital and stock up on produce (potatoes, taro, bananas, sweet potatoes) to sell in order to make more money.

The profits from her business will allow her to provide more food for her family, cover health care expenses, and pay the rent.


In this group: Floride, Benigne, Sikitu, Johari, Bahati, Furaha, Ozaima, Tamasha, Falida, Shami*, Concile, Febronie, Angelique, Adidja, Concilie, Claudine, Pie, Jema, Aisha, Gertrude, Godelieve, Pascasie, Celine, Evelyne, Diane, Amina, Euphemie, Dorothee, Joselyne, Dorothee, Nadia, Ashura, Pascaline, Patricie, Feza, Emmanuelline, Dieudonnee, Hidja
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Shannon Arnold


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