A loan of $2,725 helped a member to purchase large quantities of rice, beans, and bananas for resale.

Twizerimana Group's story

Léa is part of the group Twizerimana and lives in Gitega. She is a widow of 50 years old with three children aged 11 to 17 years. She has been a merchant selling beans, bananas, and corn for the past three years. She is currently on her tenth loan with Turame. Léa plans to use this loan from Kiva to increase her capital. She will do this by purchasing a large quantity of rice, beans, and bananas and reselling them, thus earning more income.

With the gains she makes as a merchant, Léa will be able to pay for her children's school fees. She will also be able to feed her family and ensure that they have proper health care.

In this group: Liboire, Annociate, Pascaline*, M.louise, Gédéon, Goreth, Virginie*, Claudine, Jacqueline, Alice, Juliette, Jeanine, Goreth, Jeanine, Gérardine, Rachelle, Savela, Fra Ncine, Gérardine, Seconde, Léa, Emmanuella*, Edith, M. Thérèse, Média, Anastasie*, Josélyne, Liliane, Jacqueline, Evelyne, Léa, A. Basilisa*, Fides 2

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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