A loan of $600 helped a member to buy clothing.


Faraja Group's story

Faraja Group comprises four members, two men and two women, who are all victims of the fire at the Central Market in Bujumbura. In the photograph, two women, Josélyne et Virginie, who couldn't be there are represented by their respective husbands, Célestin and Réverien.

J.-Claude was chosen as the group's leader. He's been a client of Turame since 2012. He lives in Bujumbura and he's married to Claudine. Together, they have two children, age 1 and 5. One of them goes to school. J.-Claude also has his sister, a student, to support.

He used to sell clothing at the Central Market in Bujumbura. He lost merchandise valued at BIF 2'000'000 (ca US$ 1'300) in the fire. With this Kiva loan, he will rebuild his working capital and buy clothing to resell, in order to continue earning a living.

In this group: J. Claude, Innocent, Joselyne, Virginie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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