A loan of $3,875 helped a member to increase her capital by purchasing a large quantity of bananas to sell and to begin a second business selling flour, in order to earn more.


Banguka I Group's story

Virginie is a member or the Banguka I Group and lives in Gitega. She is 45 years old and is married to Berchmans, a shopkeeper selling staple foods. Together, they have six children who attend school. Virginie has been selling bananas and flour for 20 years. She is on her twelfth loan with Turame. With the Kiva loan she will obtain, she is going to increase her capital by purchasing a large quantity of bananas to sell and begin a second business selling flour, in order to earn more.

In this group: Virginie, Concilie, Florence, Anastasie*, Calinie, Générose*, Médiatrice, Floride, Marie, Audace, Pierre*, André, Consolate, Hilalie, Spès, Spès, Isidonie, M. Chantal, Ferdinand, Espérance, Félicoule, Lyduine, R. Jeanine, Marie*, Joséphine, Nadine, Aloїs, Thérèse, Médiatrice, Clothilde, Euphrasie, Pulcherie, Emmanuellla, Viola, Christine, Libérate, Angèle, Salomée, Marie, Sophie, Marie, Consolate, Sylvie, Immaculée
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jessalyn Pinneo


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