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A loan of $3,525 helped a member to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of bananas for resale.


Girumugisha Group's story

Amélie is a member of the Girumugisha group and she lives in Gitega. She is 45 years old and married to Fulgence, a carpenter. Amélie and Fulgence have six children, five of whom attend school.

Amélie has been selling bananas for the past ten years.

This is her fourth loan with Turame. With her loan from Kiva, she will increase her capital and buy a large quantity of bananas for resale, so that she can make more money.

With the profits from her business, she has bought a plot of land. She also pays for her children's school fees and covers her family's healthcare costs.

In this group: Caritas, Matrone, Suavis, Pascasie, Ancile, M. Rose, Dorothée, Jeanne, Florence, Innocent, Suzanne, Amélie, Honoré, Pascasie, Savera, Michel*, M Goreth, Angelos, Febronie, Edyne, Capitoline, Felicien, Seraphine, Consolate, Bénigne, Libérate, Désiderate, Générose, Jeanine, B. Concile, Jacqueline, Daphrose, Jeanine, Gaudeberte, Cécile, M. Rose, Judith*, Jeanine, Serges, Suavis
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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