A loan of $2,825 helped a member to increase her capital and to purchase a large quantity of cottonseed oil and rice to resell, in order to earn more.


Horimbere Group's story

A. Marie is part of the Horimbere Group and lives in Gitega. She is 36 years old and is married to Christophe, a shopkeeper. Together they have five children, from three to 13 years old, four of whom are students.

She has been selling food products (beans, rice, cottonseed oil) for 20 years.

A. Marie is on her 16th loan from Turame. With the Kiva loan she will secure, she is going to increase her capital and purchase a large quantity of cottonseed oil and rice to resell, in order to earn more.

Thanks to the profits from her business, A. Marie feeds and sees to the health care of her family. She also pays her children's school fees.

In this group: A. Marie, Seconde, Dénise, Marianne, Générose

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo


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