A loan of $4,425 helped a member to increase her capital and buy a large amount of rice to hull and sell as white rice.


Turemeshanye Group's story

Odette is a member of the Turemeshanye group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 38 years old and married to Joseph, who works as a stuffer. They have two children together, ages 11 and 18. She has been selling rice for the last eight years. Odette is on her second loan with Turame. With the Kiva credit she obtains, she will increase her capital and buy a large quantity of rice to husk and sell as white rice. In the coming years she would like to import rice from Dubai or Uganda, and to see her children study.

In this group: Odette, Amida, Celenie, Beatrice, Juvenal, Safi, Monique, Emilienne, Emelyne, Petronie, Leontine, Felix, Josephine, Nadia, Liberate, Ernest*, M. Chantal, N. Rebecca, Nicaise, Dieudonne, Esperance, Joseph, Jeanine, Francoise, Christine, Francine, Yusufu, Rukiya, Clement*, Bosco, J. Paul
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer


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