A loan of $2,375 helped a member to buy a lot of shoes for resale.


Trust Group's story

Bernard is part of the Trust group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 42 years old and married to Francine, a tomato seller. The couple have 5 children, aged between 3 and 15. Bernard takes care of his 3 nephews, who go to school. He has been selling second-hand shoes for 21 years. This is his 3rd loan from Turame. The Kiva-sponsored loan will increase his capital and allow him to buy a lot of shoes for resale, so that he can earn more. In the coming years, he would like to build a multi-storey house, buy a car, and see his children get an education.

In this group: Bernard, Gedeon, Rose, Marula
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer


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