A loan of $3,275 helped a member to increase her capital and purchase many pairs of shoes to retail in order to earn more.


Abahirwe Group's story

Alice is a member of group Abahirwe and lives in Bujumbura. She is a 46-year old widow. She has three children aged 18 to 30, two of whom are students. She takes care of an orphan.

She has been in the shoe trade for twenty-two years.

She is on her second loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan she will obtain, she is going to increase her capital and purchase many pairs of shoes to retail in order to earn more.

In the coming years, she would like to buy a plot of land. In addition, she would like to see her children complete their studies and succeed in finding employment.

In this group: Josephine, Alice, Marie, M. Françoise, Aster, Mathieu, Ana, Alphonsine, Blandine, Annociate, Jacqueline, Esperance, Spes, Domithile, Emmanuella, Beatrice, Charlotte, Jeanne*, Rachelle, Anatolie*, Pascaline, Theodosie, Eric, Stephanie, Anitha*, Zainabu, Pili, Veronique, Esperance, Anastasie, Claudine, Pontien*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler


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