A loan of $3,225 helped a member to increase her capital and purchase a large number of pagnes for resale.


Twibuke Group's story

Sophie is part of the Twibuke Group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 37 years old and is married to a merchant named Luc. Together they have seven children, aged two to 16 years, six of whom currently attend school. Sophie also takes care of three orphaned children and six members of her extended family, two of whom attend school.

Sophie has been a merchant of pagnes (traditional West African printed cloth) for the past ten years. She is on her ninth loan cycle with Turame. With the loan she receives from KIVA, Sophie plans to increase her capital and purchase a large number of pagnes which she will sell to earn more income. In the coming years, Sophie would like to buy a plot of land and build a house there.

In this group: Jacqueline, Hélène, Sophie, Jeanette, Pili, Capitoline
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe


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