A loan of $3,900 helped a member to buy a large amount of clothing to resell.


Ushindi Group's story

Mariam is part of the group Ushindi and lives in Bujumbura. She is 30 years old and married to Amou, a teacher. Together they have three children, aged 7 months to 10 years old, of whom two are in school.

She does commerce in clothing ( 'pagnes', the colorful cloth of western Africa), and she is also a tailor.

She is on her eleventh loan with Turame. With this KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital and to buy a large amount of clothing to resell, so as to earn more.

In the next few years, she would like to buy a plot of land and to see her children complete their education.

In this group: Josephine, Dibwe, Sangana, Mariam, Julienne, Salima
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey


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