A loan of $4,450 helped a member to purchase shoes to sell as a new product, to increase her income.


Amahoriwacu Group's story

Thérèse is a member of the Amahoriwacu group and lives in Gitega. She is 39 years old and is married to Pierre - a trader and chicken farmer. They had 3 children together but they lost them all. She has been a shopkeeper (selling beans, rice, salt, etc) for 19 years. This is her first loan with Turame. With the KIVA credit she is seeking, she will increase her working capital and will buy shoes to sell, as a new product, in order to earn more income. Thanks to the profits of her business, she meets the needs of her family.

In this group: Béatrice, Grégoire, Thérèse, Béatrice, Jeanine*, Justine*, Suavis, Régine, Scholastique*, Marie, A. Marie, Godelieve, Suavis, Félicité, Rose, Spès, Noella*, Pie, Anastasie, Mariane, Jeanine*, Béatrice, Candide, Pélagie, W. Fride, A. M. Micheline, Caritas, Léocadie, Gabriel, M. Rose, Spès, Pierre, Marthe, Pascasie, Spès, Bernadette, Régine, Viola, Adelaide, Fidès, Anne, Francine, Spès, Capitoline, S. Caritas*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton


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