A loan of $4,075 helped a member to bolster his capital and buy a lot of shoes for resale, in order to increase his revenues.


Abahuzakiyago Group's story

Gervais is a member of the Abahuzakiyago group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 36 years old and married to Jeanine, a farmer. They have three children together, ranging from three month to six years of age. The oldest child is in school.

Gervais has been selling shoes for eight years. He is on his 14th loan with Turame. With this Kiva lona, [he] will bolster his capital and buy a lot of shoes for resale, in order to increase his revenues. In the future, he would like to start selling cooked dishes and clothing.

In this group: Francine, Gervais, Raoul, Odette, Anastasie, Juvenal, Francoise, Oscaline, Doriane, M. Jose, Calinie, Regine, Ashura, Generose, Esperance, Elisabeth, Alphonsine, Cyprien, Christine, Bernadette, J. Marie, J Pierre, Camelie, Beate, Emmanuel, Elinie, Sifa, Claudine, Christine, Gloriose, Claudine, Josephine, Annociate, Albert, Mediatrice

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S


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