A loan of $4,150 helped a member to purchase a large stock of clothing for resale.


Shaka Group's story

Zainabu is part of the Shaka Group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 44 years old and is married to a carpenter named Ibrahim. Together they have six children between the ages of three and 24 years, five of whom currently attend school. Zainabu has been a clothing merchant for the past ten years and is currently on her eighth loan with Turame. With the loan she receives from Kiva, Zainabu plans to increase her capital and purchase a large stock of clothing to resell and increase her earnings. In the coming years, Zainabu would like to diversify her merchandise by introducing shoes, plates and tiles into her business. Zainabu hopes to import these products from China.

In this group: Espérance, Micheline, Michelle, Rosine, Séraphine, Félicité, Zainabu
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe


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