A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy jerrycans of palm oil so she can earn more..


Buzimba Group's story

Sylvane is a member of the group called Buzimba and lives in Rumonge, a township that falls under the supervision of the Bujumbura branch. She is 33 and married to Jean, a chauffeur. The two of them have four children, aged 6 months to 11 years old, of whom three are enrolled in school. Sylvane also takes care of an orphan who attends school. She has been selling palm oil for 11 years.

This is Sylvane's first loan with Turame. With the Kiva loan that she receives, she is going to grow her working capital and buy a lot of jerrycans of palm oil for resale so as to earn more.

In the coming years, she would like to continue to run her business, to buy some arable land, and see her children continue their studies.

In this group: Sylvane, Samuel, Sophonie, Damien, J. Claude, Frederic, Stakis, Nadia*, Amida, Angele, Aline, Fabiola, Alice, Aisha, Albertine, James, Goreth*, Yvette, Remegie, Dina, Eisabeth, Marie, Justine*, Jeanette, Christine, Christine*, Anastasie, Justine, Flora, Antoinette, Mariam, Charlotte, Karena, Odette, Claudine, Beoline, Emelyne, Aline, Alphonsine, Rosalie, Juliette, Delphine, Chantal, Karie
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer


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