A loan of $3,150 helped a member to buy a large amount of bananas and potatoes to resell, and also to buy a goat.

Gororoka Group's story

Julienne is part of the group Gororoka. She lives in Kibimba, a commune under the direction of the Gitega branch. She is 37 years old and married to Joseph, a teacher. Together they have five children, from 10 to 18 years old. Two of the children are in secondary school, and two others are in primary school.

Julienne has been a merchant of bananas and potatoes for ten years.

She is on her eleventh loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital by buying a large amount of bananas and potatoes to resell in order to earn more. She is also going to buy a goat.

The profits from the business will enable her to feed her family, provide clothing for the children, and cover their schooling costs.

In this group: Leonie, Julienne, Therese, Renilde, Concilie, Charlotte, Cecile, Souavis, Gloriose, Candide, Serges, Floride, Josephine, Concilie, Edissa, Anastasie, Innocent, Jeanine, Rosette, Scholastique, Caliphanie, Ildephonse, Madeleine, Estella, Odette, Donavine, Thacienne, Venerande, Joselyne, Polonie, Theofride, Josephine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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