A loan of $575 helped to purchase chili peppers, limes, onions,... to resell, to continue earning her living.


Tatu's story

Tatu is part of the group Gateka and is one of the victims of the fire at the Bujumbura Central Market. She is a client of Turame. She lives in Bujumbura and is a widow with seven children, from 15 to 34 years old, of whom one is a student. She has three orphans and two grandchildren to support. She used to do commerce in chili peppers, limes, onions,… at the Bujumbura Central Market. In the fire, she lost her merchandise, worth 575,000 FBU ($367.35) in value. With the KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to purchase some chili peppers, limes, onions,... to resell, so as to continue earning her living.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey


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