A loan of $3,275 helped a member to increase his capital and buy a large quantity of bananas to resell so that he can earn more money.


Rutare Group's story

Apollinaire lives in Gitega and is a member of the Rutare group. He is 35 years old and married to a farmer named Jeannette. They have five children, the youngest of whom is in the first year of primary school and the eldest of whom is in the fifth year of primary school. Apollinaire has been selling bananas for six years now. This is his first loan from Turame. With the KIVA loan that he obtains, he will increase his capital and buy a large quantity of bananas to resell in order to make more money. He uses the profits from his business to increase his savings, pay school fees and medical fees, and buy clothing for his children.

In this group: Ildéphonse, Appolinaire, Béatrice, Adige, Damien, Emile, Véronique, Gloriose, Jeanine, Gaudence*, Pascaline*, Xavier*, Adele*, Louis, Evelyne, Pulcherie, Josélyne, Générose, Elfride, Gloriose, Jeanine*, Anatole, Justine, Chantal, Vérdiane, Gaudence, Alexia, Françoise, Josélyne, Ildégonde, Léa, Sylvane, Patricia, Claudine, Médiatrice, Odette, Chantal, Josélyne, Pascaline*, Cassilde
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry


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