A loan of $4,850 helped a member to increase her capital and to buy many kilos of rice.


Turemeshanye Group's story

Odette is part of the group Turemeshanye. She lives in Bujumbura and is 38 years old. She is married to Joseph, a furniture maker. Together they have three children, from 11 to 16 years old. All of them are students. One child is in primary school, and the other two are in secondary school.

Odette has been a rice merchant for seven years.

She is on her fifth loan from Turame. With the KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital and buy more kilos of rice to resell, so as to earn more.

In the next few years, Odette would like to buy a parcel of land and build a house for her children's future residence.

In this group: Odette, Amida, Celenie, Beatrice, Juvenal, Safi, Aline*, Monique, Emilienne, Petronie, Leontine, Emelyne, Gloriose, Felix, Josephine*, Nadia, Liberate, Ernest, Marie Chantal, Nelly Rebecca, Esperance, Nicaise, Julienne*, Dieudonne, Esperance*, Joseph, Goreth, Crescence*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey


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