A loan of $4,100 helped a member to purchase a large number of shoes which she will sell to increase her income.


Siyoni Group's story

Divine is a member of the Siyoni Group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 31 years old and is married to Willy, a shopkeeper. Together they have six children, aged between six months and 15 years old, four of whom currently attend school. Divine also has in her care an additional dependent, the child of an extended family member, who attends school as well.

Divine has been a used shoe merchant for the past 14 years, and is on her seventh loan cycle with Turame. With the loan she receives from Kiva, Divine plans to increase her capital and purchase a large number of shoes which she will sell to increase her income.

In the coming years, Divine would like to become a wholesale merchant and see her children educated.

In this group: Divine, Lamberthe, Francine, Bonaventure, Joseph*, Basile, Angelique, Diane, Emelyne, Gervais, Egide, Brigitte, Philbert, Serges, Evelyne, Charlotte*, Gloriose, Nadine, Dalie, Béatrice, Gradier, Céléstin, Gerthude, Joselyne, Médiatrice, Monique, Estella, Chantal, Jeanine, Illuminée, Caritas
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe


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