A loan of $3,250 helped a member to buy a large quantity of dried fish and palm oil to resell.

Vugukuri Group's story

Odette, age 31, is a member of Vugukuri Group. She lives in Bujumbura and is married to Audifax, a farmer. Together, they have four children, age 7 to 15, out of which three are studying.

For more than 17 years, Odette has been selling dried fish, called ndagala, and palm oil.

She's seeking her 11th loan from Kiva's partner, Turame. With this new Kiva loan, she will bolster her working capital and buy a large quantity of ndagala fish and palm oil to resell, in order to increase her income.

In the forthcoming years, she would like to buy her own lot of land and see her children go to school.

In this group: Suzanne, Augustin, Esperance, Caritas*, Caritas, Belyse, Odette, Caritas, Aloys, Francine, Liliane, Bonaventure, Esperance, Concilie, J. Bosco, Julien, Leonidas, Sylver, Alphonsine, Annociate, Schola, Odette, Amina, Imelde, Isidore, Razard, Sylvane, Pascasie, Beatrice
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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