A loan of $2,575 helped a member to increase her capital and buy many bananas and a large quantity of palm oil, to resell in order to make more.


Niterimbere Group's story

Charlène is part of the Niterimbere group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 21 years old and is married to Thierry, a farmer. She takes care of a 12 year old child, who studies, a member of her extended family.

She has been selling bananas and palm oil for 2 years. She is on her first loan with Turame. With the Kiva loan that she obtains, she is going to increase her capital and buy many bananas and a large quantity of palm oil, to resell in order to make more. In the coming years, she would like to increase her capital.

In this group: Faustin*, Fidele, Joseph, Charlene, Revocate, Concancio, Goreth, Nadine, J.bosco*, Yvette, Febronie, Estella, Veronique, Speciose, Juvenal, Adeline*, Scholastique, Jeanette, Triphose, Pascasie, Godefride, Vitalia, Alvera, Diane, Violette*, Christine*, Renilde, Donavina, Jeanette, Adele, Liberate, Petronie, Estella, Odila, Angele, Lyvanie*, A. Rosette, Emmanuelline, Merciane
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason


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