A loan of $2,725 helped a member to bolster his capital and stock up on merchandise for his store (clothing, shoes, cosmetic oils etc) in order to earn more.


Twige Group's story

Jean is a member of the Twige group. He lives in Cibitoke. He is 47 years old and married in Melanie, a dry manioc [cassava] vendor. They have six children ranging from eight to 23 years of age, all of whom study.

[He] has been running a store (clothing, shoes, cosmetic oils etc) for eight years. [He] is on his 11th loan with Turame. He will use his Kiva credit to bolster his capital and stock up on merchandise for his store (clothing, shoes, cosmetic oils etc) in order to earn more. In the future, he would like to buy a cow, a goat and a bicycle; also, he would like to see his children get an education.

In this group: Evelyne*, Jean, Yvette, Rahabu, Henriette, Eric, Jeanne, Obède, Prosper, Julienne, Ollipe, Barnabé, Joselyne, Salomon, Gérard, Yves, Elysée, Chantal, Alice, Jeanne, Thacien, Olive*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova


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