A loan of $1,425 helped a member to buy a large amount of groceries (rice, beans, salt, etc.) for her shop.

Izigirwa Group's story

Espérance is part of the Izigirwa group and lives in Gitega. She is 40 years old and married to Siméon, a merchant. The couple have 5 children together, aged between 5 and 15 years old, who are studying. She has been selling groceries (rice, beans, salt) in her shop for 20 years. This is her 6th loan from Turame. Her Kiva-sponsored loan will increase her capital and enable her to buy a large quantity of items (rice, beans, salt, etc.) to resell in her shop, so that she can earn more money. The profits generated by her business allow her to satisfy her family's needs (health, food, clothing, etc.).

In this group: Paulette, Espérance, Diane, Anatolie
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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