A loan of $2,600 helped a member to buy items for his shop; shoes, beauty oil, clothing, etc.


Rukundo Ii Group's story

Melance is a member of the Rukundo II group and lives in Kayanza. He is 34 years old and is married to Potamie, a farmer. The couple have 5 children together, aged between 4 and 11 years old, 3 of whom study. He also takes care of his little brothers.

Melance has been selling products (e.g. rice, beans and salt) in a shop for 18 years. This is his 2nd loan with Turame. His Kiva-sponsored credit will increase his capital and he will buy many items to resell in his shop (e.g. shoes, beauty oil and clothing) so that he can earn more money. In the coming years, he would like to buy a plot of land and build a house on it, and watch his children finish their studies.

In this group: Melance, Gaspard, Frederic, Felicien
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer


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