A loan of $2,750 helped a member to boost her capital by buying a large quantity of ndagala (fish) to resell and make more money.


Upendo Group's story

Rehema belongs to the Upendo group and lives in Gitega. She is a 34-year old widow and has four children ranging from eight to 18 years of age, all of whom are studying.

She has been selling ndagala (small fish used frequently in Burundian cuisine) for the past two years and is on her fifth loan from Turame. With the loan she gets from KIVA she is going to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of ndagala to resell and thereby make more money.

In this group: Asmani, Nuru, Francine, Rehema, Safia

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras


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