A loan of $3,750 helped a member to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of sorghum that she can sell to earn more.


Bikorwa Group's story

Rose is a member of the Bikorwa group and lives in Cibitoke. She is 28 years old and is married to Stephen, a driver. Together they have five children, aged between 1 and 9 years old.

She has been a trader of sorghum for 6 years.

She is seeking her first loan with the microfinance institution Turame. With the money she gets from KIVA she will increase her capital and buy a large quantity of sorghum that she can sell to earn more.

In the coming years, she would like to build a house on her plot of land and see her children continue and complete their studies.

In this group: Isidonie, Daphrose, Jacqueline*, Agrippine, Odette, Bernadette, Louise, Velenie, Nelie, Azile, Concilie, M. Rose, Jonas, Alphonsine, Acqueline, Louise, Febronie, J. Marie, Constance, Domithile, Apauline, Marie, Perusi, Esperance, Rose, Peniere, Perusi, Azile, Marie, Violette*, Charles*, Elaste, Gilbert, Regine, Ruth, Bahati, Françoise, Daphrose
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stella Hodkin



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