A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy many shoes to resell.

Turimbere Group's story

Maneno is part of the group Turimbere and lives in Bujumbura. She is 42 years old and married to Jean, a driver. Together they have four children, from 13 to 20 years old, all in school. She takes care of two orphans, who are in school.

She has been doing commerce in shoes for 25 years.

She is on her tenth loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital and buy many shoes to resell, so as to earn more.

In the next few years, she would like to buy a plot of land for housing and some farmland and to see her children study and finish their schooling.

In this group: Suzanne, Alima*, Maneno, Marcelline, Jeanine, Elizabeth

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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