A loan of $2,575 helped a member increase his operating capital, buy a lot of bananas, and prepare large quantities of banana beer for sale.

Girishaka Group's story

Mr. Berchmans is part of the Girishaka group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 24 years old and single.
He has four little brothers under his care, one of whom is studying in high school and the others are in primary school.

He retails local beer.

This is his first loan with Turame. With the credit received from KIVA, he will increase his operating capital and buy a lot of bananas to prepare a large quantity of liters of banana beer for sale. He will also buy a field of cassava to begin trading in cassava roots. Both activities will enable him to earn more.

In coming years he would like to buy a plot of land and build a house. Additionally he would like to buy a bicycle.

In this group: Berchmans, Marie, Emmanuel, Anatolie, Imelde, Dieudonne, Seraphine, Aline, Triphose, Evariste, Mireille, Mariam, Lydia, Febronie, Barthemie, Petronie, Chantal, Oscar, Josephine, Gloriose, Josephine, Regine, Marguerite, Bernadette, François, Jeanine, Josephine, Patricia, Christine, Virginie, Odette, Aimable, Ciza

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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