A loan of $2,525 helped a member increase her working capital and purchase fifteen traditional robes for resale.

Shikana Group's story

Dorothée is a member of the Shikana group and lives in Bujumbura. She is a 60 year old widow, with two children - the younger is 37 and the elder 40 years old. She also looks after two orphans -one of whom is studying. She has been trading in traditional 'pagnes' dresses for thirty years. This will be her thirteenth loan with Turame.
With this loan from Kiva, she will increase her working capital and buy a large quantity (fifteen more) 'pagnes', to resell in order to increase her profits. In the coming years, she would like to buy a plot of land and to see the child she is raising complete his studies.

In this group: Rebecca, M. Rose, Dorothée, Lenathe, Marie

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alistair Assheton

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