A loan of $4,750 helped a member to increase his capital so that he can buy lots of cases of "Primus" beer to resell and earn more money.


Girishaka Group's story

Berchmans lives in Bujumbura and is a member of the Girishaka group. He is 25 years old and single. He takes care of his three younger brothers who are students.

He has been selling "Primus" beer for three years now.

He is on his second loan from Turame. With the Kiva loan that he receives, he is going increase his capital so that he can buy lots of cases of "Primus" beer to resell and earn more money.

In the coming years, he would like to buy his own plot of land.

In this group: Berchmans, Marie, Emmanuel*, Anatolie, Imelde, Dieudonné, Séraphine, Aline, Triphone, Evariste, Mariam*, Lydia, Fébronie, Barthélemie, Pétronie, Chantal, Oscar, Josephine, Régine, Gloriose, Joséphine, Marguerite, Bernadette, Fra Nçois, Jeanine, Joséphine, Patricie, Christine, Virginie, Odette, Aimable, Célestin, Agnès, Florence, Génévieve, Jeanine, Pascasie, Dieudonné, Anselme, Adèle, Hélene, Skitu, Riziki, André
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry


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