A loan of $2,875 helped a member to purchase a significant quantity of rice to resell at a profit.

Shalom Group's story

Esperance is a member of the Shalom group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 29 years old and is married to Amissi, a driver. Together they have 3 children, aged from 5 months to 7 years old, 2 of whom are in school.
She has been a rice trader for 4 years. This is her first loan with Turame. With this KIVA loan, she will increase her working capital and buy a large quantity of rice to resell in order to make a profit. In the coming years, she would like to build a home on her own land.

In this group: Esperance, Chantal, Claudine, Denise, Alice, Florence, Noella, Emilienne, Alphonsine, Beatrice, Kesiya, Mwanaidi, Claudine, Bimana, Alphonsine, Jeanettte, Jolie, Esperance, Furaha, Jeanette, Zawadi, Jeanine, Odette, Jeanine*, Marleine, Aisha, Generose, Jeanine, Odette*, Gentil, Emile, Ismail, Gulain, Ciza, Anitha, Zuena, Estella, Zuena, Anitha
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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