A loan of $3,975 helped a member to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of food crops (cassava, beans, corn, etc.) that she can sell in order to earn more..


Abashizehamwe Group's story

Régine is a member of the Abashizehamwe group and lives in Cibitoke. She is a 53-year old widow. She has seven children aged between 11 and 30 years old.

She has been a trader of food crops for 12 years (cassava, beans, corn, etc).

She is seeking her sixth loan from Turame. With the money she gets from KIVA, she will increase her capital and buy a large quantity of food crops, (cassava, beans, corn, etc.), that she can sell in order to earn more.

In the coming years, she would like to open a grocery store.

In this group: Justine, Tabita, Marie, Celenie, Regine, Esthere, Cyriaque, Jackson
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stella Hodkin


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