A loan of $3,050 helped a member to buy a large quantity of dried cassava (part of which will be sold as such, while the rest will be processed into flour before being sold).


Dukuzanye Group's story

Thomas is a member of the Dukuzanye group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 55 years old and married to Olive, a seller. Thomas and Olive have eight children, ages 12 to 20, who all attend school.

Thomas has been selling dried cassava and cassava flour for the past 20 years.

This is his seventh loan with Turame. With his loan from Kiva, he will boost his capital and buy a large a quantity of dried cassava, part of which will be sold as such, while the rest will be processed into flour before being sold. This loan will ultimately help him to make more money.

In this group: Thomas, Chadrack, Pascal, Elias, Thadée, Desiré, Anitha, Filbert, Donatien, Protais, Libératte, M.rose, Josélyne, Francine, Edithe, Anesie, Francine, Pascal, J.de Dieu, Claude, Cécile, Angelique, Rajabu, Ildéphonse, Agnès, Melchiade, Alice*, Eliane*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan


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