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A loan of $2,650 helped a member to restock on shoes.


Business Group's story

Désiré is a member of the "Business" group. He lives in Bujumbura. He is single and 27 years old. He has one dependent friend.

Désiré has been selling clothing and ladies shoes for 9 years. This is his first loan from Turame. The Kiva-sponsored loan will increase his capital and he will buy more shoes for resale, so that he can earn more. In the years to come, he would like to buy his own plot of land and set up a home.

In this group: Beatrice*, Jacqueline, Irene, Pascal, Caritas, Magnifique, Assumtha, Esperance, Beatrice, A.marie, Joha, Marie, Judith, D Donne, Acquiline, Joselyne, Nyota, J. Marie, Desire, Willy, J. Claude, J. Marie, Samuel, Joel, Christine, Chantal, M. Goreth*, Aline, Odette*, Chantal, Gloriose, Nadine, Jeanine, Mwamba
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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