A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy a large quantity of tomatoes and bananas to make banana beer to sell.


Dutsimbatare Group's story

Rémegie is part of the Dutsimbatare group and lives in Gitega. She is widowed and 60 years old. She has 2 children, the youngest is 16 and the oldest is 20. She has sold tomatoes and banana beer for the past 20 years. She is on her thirteenth loan from Turame. With the Kiva loan she is taking, she will increase her working capital and buy a large quantity of tomatoes and bananas to prepare banana beer to sell to make more money. The profit from her sales allows her to meet her family's needs (food, health care, etc).

In this group: Antoine, Philotée*, Remegie, Jérome, Daphrose, Reperate, Savère*, Remunda*, Chrisifanie, Samuel, Pulcherie, Agathe*, Suavis, Oda, Colette*, Libérate, Agnès, Béatrice, Astère, Agrippine, Médiatrice, Emeryne*, Caritas, Claire, Emmanuelline, Soline, Aline, Marie, Bernadette, Marie
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Kathy Guis


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