A loan of $3,125 helped a member to purchase a large number of donuts that she will resell to earn more income.


Abadahemana Group's story

Séraphine is a member of the Abadahemana Group and lives in Gitega. She is 43 years old and is married to Joseph, a merchant. Together they have three children, one of whom attends school.

Séraphine has been selling beignets for the past six years and is on her sixteenth loan cycle with Turame. With the loan she receives from KIVA, Séraphine plans to increase her capital by purchasing a large number of donuts that she will resell to earn more income. The income she earns will enable Séraphine to provide for the basic needs of her family (food, housing, and health care).

In this group: Séraphine, Joséphine, Frédiane, Yancinthe, Immaculée, Béatrice, Simon, Fides, Médiatrice, Jeanette, Rénilde, Salomé, Marie, Félicité, J. Nepomuscene, Viateur, Constatin, Marie, Elisabeth, Médiatrice, Ancile, M. Rose, M. Rose, Francine, Béatrice, Rose, Médiatrice, Evelyne, Pélagie, Annociate, Gloriose*, Nadia, Aline, Josélyne, Dorine, Jeanne, Concilie*, M. Goreth, Belatine, Pascaline, Antoine, Félicité, Séraphine, E. Yvette
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe


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