A loan of $4,150 helped a member to increase his capital and buy a large quantity of cassava and maize for resale.


Dukuzanye Group's story

Thomas is a member of the Dukuzanye group and he lives in Bujumbura. He is 54 years old and married to Aline, who works in retail. Thomas and Aline have eight children between the ages of 3 and 25. All their children are in school.

Thomas has been selling food products (cassava and maize) for thirty years.

This is his eighth loan with Turame. With the loan that he is receiving from Kiva, he will increase his capital and buy a large quantity of cassava and maize for resale, in order to make more money.

In the coming years, he would like to fight against poverty within his own family, and continue to educate his children.

In this group: Thomas, Pascal, Elias, Thadée, Désiré, Anitha, Filbert, Donatien, Protais, Libérate, Rose, Joselyne, Francine, Edith, Anésie, Francine, J. De Dieu, Claude, Cécile, Angelique, Radjabu, Ldephonse, Alice, Melchiade, Eliane, Egide, Onésime, Safi, Helménégilde, Alexis, Salvator, Dénise, Pascal
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan


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