A loan of $3,950 helped a member increase his capital and buy a large amount of raw materials (palm kernel oil, caustic soda, etc.), to make soap.


Faraja Group's story

Marc is a member of the Faraja group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 59 years old and is married to Marie, an orange vendor. They have 4 children together who range in age between 14 and 21 years of age. All their children go to school.

Mark has been making and selling soap for 25 years.

This is his second credit with Turame. With his KIVA credit, he will increase his capital and buy a large amount of raw materials (palm kernel oil, caustic soda, etc.) to make soap that he will sell later to earn more money.

Over the course of the next few years, he would like to develop his soap making work and open a clothing workshop.

In this group: Joselyne, Sylvain, Virginie*, Joselyne*, Yvonne, Jacqueline, Kesia, Marie, Adele, Sylvane*, Salvator, Tharcisse, Vincent, Victor, Gerard, Wivine, Marc, Pascal, Kabwe, Boniface*, Desire, Jean, Odace, Desire, J. Marie, G. Alphonse, Innocent, Rose, Joselyne, Donatien*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Kenin


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