A loan of $4,175 helped a member to buy dry cassava to make into flour for resale.

Duterimbere I Group's story

Françoise is a member of the Duterimbere I group and lives in Gitega. She is 40 years old and is married to Jean, a beer seller. The couple have 5 children who all got to school.

Françoise has been selling cassava flour for 19 years. This will be her 18th loan from Turame. Her Kiva-sponsored loan will allow her to buy a large quantity of dry cassava to make into flour for resale, so that she can earn more money. Thanks to the profits from her business, Françoise can clothe and feed her family, and pay for her children's education costs.

In this group: Emmanuella, François, Yvette*, Françoise, Radegonde, Rose, Jacqueline, Janvière, Sylvie, Goreth, Amina, Francine, Fidela, Nadine, Fidès, Judith, Consolate, Pierre, Béatrice*, Pascaline, Adrien, Désiderate, Eliane, Alphonsine, Janvière, Abede, Jacqueline, Eugénie, Marcelline, Jeanine, Emmanuella, Dorothée, Francine, Rosette, Nadine, Monfort, Odette, Charlontte, Capitoline
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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