A loan of $600 helped to reconstitute his capital by buying hand towels, tablecloths and bedspreads to resell.

Philippe's story

Philippe is part of the group Bikorwavyimana and is one of the victims of the fire of the central market in Bujumbura. He has been a client of Turame since 2007. He lives in Bujumbura. He is single.

He sold clothes (hand towels, sheets, tablecloths, bedcovers) in the central market of Bujumbura. He lost merchandise valued at 5,000,000 ($3,205.18).

He would like to develop towards imports and he was preparing his marriage. These projects are stopped.

With the Kiva loan that he receives, he is going to reconstitute his capital by buying clothes (hand towels, tablecloths, bedspreads...) to resell to continue to make a living.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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