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A loan of $2,000 helped a member to purchase large amounts of dried cassava to mill for flour to sell.

Shikama Group's story

Gaudence is part of the group Shikama and lives in Cibitoke. She is 50 years old and a widow, and she has five children, from 20 to 32 years old.

She has been a merchant selling flour for eleven years.

This is her first loan with Turame. With this KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital and purchase a large quantity of dried cassava to mill, so as to produce flour to sell, thus earning more money.

In the next few years, she would like to have a small shop at the Cibitoke market in the town of Nyeshenza.

In this group: Tharcisse, Julienne, Francine, Capitoline , Emelyne, Vestine, Charles, Kilenie, Eliane, Julienne, Espérance, Marie, Thomas, Aline, Antoinette, Lode, Evelyne, Thamari, Nelie, Olive, Régine, Mateline, Immaculée, Pascasie, Gaudence, Agathe, Adeline, Anastasie, Catheline, Rahabu

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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