A loan of $4,425 helped a member to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of dried cassava to prepare flour for resale.


Duterimbere I Group's story

Françoise is a member of the Duterimbere I group and lives in Gitega. She is 39 years old and married to Jean, a commissions agent. They have eight children, aged between three months and 20 years. Six of the children are studying. Françoise has been selling cassava flour for six years. This is her 17th loan with Turame. With her Kiva loan, she will increase her capital and buy a large quantity of cassava in order to prepare flour for resale. This will allow her to earn more. The profits from her business will go towards feeding her family and paying for clothes and school fees.

In this group: Agnes, Emmanuella, François, Yvette, Françoise, Radegonde, M Rose, Spes, Jacqueline, Janviere, Sylvie, Fabiola, Goreth, Amina, Francine, Fidela, Nadine, Fides, Doanathe, Judith, Aline, Consolate, Donatienne, Pierre, Adidja, Beatrice, Pascaline, Adrien, Desiderathe, Emeryne, Eliane, Pascasie, Joselyne*, Alphonsine, Janviere, Claudine, Abede, Jacqueline, Eugenie, Marceline
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight


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