A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy new products for her shop.

Izigirwa Group's story

Esperance is part of the group Izigirwa. She lives in Gitega, and she is 40 years old and married to Simon, a merchant. Together they have five children, of whom four are students in primary school.

Esperance has had a store (rice, beans, soap, salt, …) for fifteen years.

She is on her fifth loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan she is obtaining, she will increase her capital and buy new products for her store in order to earn more upon reselling them.

The profits from her business enabled her to buy a plot of land and build a house. Also, the profits ensure that the family's food intake and the children's schooling costs are covered.

In this group: Paulette, Esperance, Melanie, Diane, Anatolie, Nasla

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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