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Total loan: $3,800
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Garukirabakenyezi Group


A loan of $3,800 helped a member to buy a large quantity of cassava for resale.


Garukirabakenyezi Group's story

Sophie is a member of the Garukirabakenyezi group and lives in Gitega. She is a 49-year-old widow, and has five children, ages 17 to 25. One of her children is in school.

Sophie has been selling cassava and banana beer for the past 19 years.

This is her 18th loan with Turame. With her Kiva loan, she will increase her capital and buy a large quantity of cassava for resale, in order to make more money.

Earnings from her business will help her to pay the tuition fees for her child, to cover healthcare costs, and to take care of other expenses.

In this group: Denise, Suzanne, Sophie, Goreth, Françoise, Constance, J. Marie*, Viola, Jeanine, M. Louise, Françoise*, Sylvie, Rose, M. Rose, Sedick, Caritas*, Pascaline, . Eliane*, Epiphanie, Gregonie, Goreth, Pascaline*, Richard, Sylvie, Gertrude, Paulette, Consolatte, Devote, Soline, Raymonde*, Aline, Suavis, Marie, Xavier, Anne, Seraphine, Fidela*, Noella, Aline, Restitute, Marthe, Generose, Nivela, Jeanette, Joselyne
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan


Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: May 2, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: May 2, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Turame Community Finance, a partner of World Relief and HOPE International