A loan of $4,600 helped a member to increase her capital and buy a lot of bananas in order to make a large quantity of banana wine to sell, so that she can earn more.


Tuvyurane Group's story

Césarie belongs to the Tuvyurane group and lives in Gitega. She is 60 years old and married to Helmenegilde, who sells bananas; They have five children together and all of them are studying.

She has been selling banana wine for the past three years and is on her third loan from Turame. With the loan she is granted from KIVA she is going to buy a lot of bananas in order to prepare a large quantity of banana wine to sell, so that she can earn more money.

The profits from her business enable her to pay for her chidren's schooling and provide for the family's needs.

In this group: Marie, Euphémie, Pascasie, Génévieve, Come, Jeanine, Sophie, Josepha, Césarie, Faustine, Goreth, Jacqueline, Fabiola, Annociate, Césarie, Georgette, Donathe, Annociate, Beatrice, Louise, Evelyne, Salvator, Espérance, Leatitia, Suavis, Lucie, Olive, Floride, Francine, Ancile, Consolate, Joselyne, Francoise, Gloriose, Claudette, Virginie, Gloriose, Seraphine, Immaculée, Francoise, Dancile*, Jacqueline
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras


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