A loan of $2,800 helped a member to purchase beans, rice, sugar, beverages, etc for his grocery store.

Abashizehamwe Group's story

Cyriaque is part of the group Abashizehamwe and lives in Cibitoke. He is 49 years old and married to Consolate, a merchant. Together they have three children, aged 13 to 18 years old, all students.

Cyriaque has been in business selling store goods (beans, rice, sugar…) and banana drinks for five years.

He is on his fourth loan at Turame. The KIVA loan he is obtaining, in addition to the money he will derive from selling rice, is going to enable him to purchase a plot of land. He will keep some capital to continue his business.

In the coming years, he would like to purchase a plot of land and build a house made of fired bricks.

In this group: Tabita, Célénie, Régine, Cyriaque, Marie*, Jackon

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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