A loan of $2,250 helped a member to rent banana fields for two years, the harvests from which are used to make banana wine for sale in her bar.


Roranirwa Group's story

Acqueline is part of the Roranirwa group, and lives in Gitega. She is 60 years of age and married to Melchior, who sells bananas. Together the couple has seven children, aged between 13 and 18, six of whom are at school.

Acqueline has worked selling banana beer and industrially-produced Primus beer for the past 40 years, and this is her sixth loan with Turame. With the Kiva loan she will obtain, she plans to rent banana fields for two years, the harvests from which are used to make banana wine for sale in her bar. In addition to the agricultural income they receive, the profits from Acqueline’s business are used to provide for the family.

In this group: Gloriose, Spès, Marie, Calinie, Acqueline, Désiderate, Dorothée, Rumula, Sevela, Agnès, Espérance, S.thérèse, Bernadette*, Gaudence, Clémence, Berchmans, Caritas, Spéciose, Longin, Siméon, M. Rose*, Anastasie, Concilie, Pulcherie, Chantal*, M.goreth*, M. Goreth*, Modestine, Séraphine, Isidonie, Pélagie, Paula*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert


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