A loan of $1,725 helped a member to buy a lot of pagnes.


Shikana Group's story

Dorothee is a member of the Shikana group and lives in Bujumbura. She is a 60-year-old widow. She has 2 children aged 37 and 40. She takes care of her 5 grandchildren, who are all studying.

Dorothee has been selling pagnes (colourful and decorative West African clothing) for 20 years. This is her 10th loan from Turame. Her Kiva-sponsored credit will increase her capital and enable her to buy a lot of pagnes for resale, so that she can earn more money. In the years ahead, she would like to buy a motorbike and sell motorbike transportation services. She would also like to see her grandchildren finish their studies.

In this group: Rebecca, M.rose, Dorothee, Renathe, Marie

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer


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