A loan of $2,925 helped a member to bolster her capital and buy more groceries for her store (rice, a case of lemonade etc) in order to earn more.


Tuzanyumwete Group's story

Inès is a member of the Tuzanyumwete group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 28 years old and is married to Antoine, a banker. They have two children, two and four years of age, one of whom is in school. She also has two orphans in her care, one of whom is in school.

She has been selling grocery items (rice, manioc and corn flour, palm oil etc) for two years.
She is on her 12th loan with Turame. With the Kiva loan that she has obtained, she will bolster her capital and buy more groceries for her store (rice, a case of lemonade etc) in order to earn more.

In the years to come, she would like to strengthen her business in order to make enough living to support her family even in the absence of her husband, and provide a “nest egg” to her children. She would also like to see her students study in order to make a living.

In this group: Fidèle, Evelyne, Pérpetue, Pélagie, Emelyne, Clémence, Sabine, Adèle, Adrienne, Germaine, Omer, Léonard, J. Bosco, Pétronie, Marie, Diane, Espérance, Dénise, Bonduine, Inès, Vincent, Concilie, Evelyne*, Sijari, Hyancinthe*, Glaciose, Languide, Emmanuel
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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