A loan of $3,225 helped a member to increase her capital and to buy various goods (soaps, matches,...) to resell in her shop.

Umwete I Group's story

Antoinette is part of the group Umwete I and lives in Gitega. She is 45 years old and married to Bernard, a shopkeeper (soaps, matches,…) Together they have seven children, of whom three are in school.

She has been a shopkeeper for twenty years.

She is on her tenth loan with Turame. With this KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital and buy various goods (soaps, matches,…) to resell in her shop, so as to earn more.

In the next few years, she would like to see her customer base grow.

In this group: Laurette, Aline, Melanie, Agnès, Consolate, Eusebie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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