A loan of $3,125 helped a member to buy a large number of bananas to make into beer.


Ubumwe Ii Group's story

Etienne is a member of the Ubumwe II group and lives in Cibitoke. He is 28 years old and is married to Jeanine, a farmer. Together they have 3 children, aged from 2 to 6 years old, one of whom goes to school.

Etienne has been selling banana beer in his bar for 10 years. He is on his 7th loan with Turame.

With this Kiva loan, he is going to increase his capital and buy a large quantity of bananas to make into beer, [which he will] sell to earn more [income].

In the coming years, he would like to have a plot of land and a motorbike. He would also like to see his children go to school.

In this group: Pelusi, Etienne, Angelique, Irène, Jeannine, Elisabeth, Marie, Hélene, Maurice, Pontien, Constance, Félicité, Pascal, Gilbert, Jacqueline, Appauline, Pascasie, Bénigne, Antoinette, Justine, Eliane, Laurence, A. Emelyne, Ahokabaye, Pérpetue, Agrippine, Olive, Christine, Pélus, Vumiliya, Joséphine, Jacqueline, Cyprien, Béatrice, Julienne

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara


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