A loan of $3,150 helped a member to purchase a large amount of cassava flour and bananas to resell.

Sasagara Group's story

Pascasie is part of the group Sasagara and lives in Gitega. She is 60 years old and married to Pascal, a cassava merchant. Together they have two children.

Pascasie has been doing commerce in bananas and cassava flour for five years.

She is on her tenth loan with the microfinance institution Turame. With this KIVA loan she is obtaining, she will increase her capital and purchase a large amount of cassava flour and bananas to resell, so as to earn more.

With the profits from her commerce, she feeds and clothes her family.

In this group: Emmanuelline*, Noella, Mondaine, Pascasie, Béatrice, S. Caritas, Jacqueline, Elysée, Glaciose, E. Béatrice*, Louise, Prisca, Floride, Françoise, Marcelline, Marie, Libérate, Léoncie, M. Goreth, Annociate, Rosalie, Concilie*, Félix, Henriette, Abraham, Mamert*, Frédéric, Dénise, Francine, Virginie, Evelyne, Solange, Félicité, Dorothée*, Félicoule, Stéphanie, Faustine, Adèle, Felicessime, Janvière, Consolate*, Léonard, Yukunda, Gloriose, Jacqueline
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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