A loan of $4,950 helped a member to buy a lot of cassava to resell in order to earn more.

Ikigazi Group's story

Christine is part of the group Ikigazi and lives in Rumonge Commune, under the direction of the Bujumbura branch. She is 52 years old and married to Nasoro, a cassava merchant. Together they have five children, from 15 to 35 years old. Two of the children are students. Christine has charge of two orphans, who are students.

Christine has been selling cassava for three years.

This is her first loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital and buy a lot of cassava to sell in order to earn more.

The profit from her business will enable her to improve her food rations and to help with her children's schooling costs.

In this group: Christine, Thierry, M.goreth*, Yotamu, Helene, Calinie, Eric, Veronique, Anicet, M. Rose, Judith, Debora, Odette, Anithe, Jeanne, Marie, Virginie, Rehema, Francine, Bertrude, Emelyne, Denise, Yvette, Regine, Zamda, Julienne, Marguerite, Jovanie, Beoline, M. Goreth, Labia, Benoithe, Beatrice, Christine, Aline, Beatrice
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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