A loan of $1,500 helped a member increase his capital and buy a large quantity of bananas to prepare beer for sale, and so increase his earnings.


Jimbere Group's story

Donatien is part of the Jimbere group and lives in Ruyigi. He is 33 years old and is married to Margaret, a farmer. Together they have four children, all attending school. He has been trading beans and beer for the past ten years. This is his seventh credit loan with Turame. Once he obtains the KIVA loan, he will increase his capital and buy a large quantity of bananas to prepare beer for sale, and so increase his earnings.

In this group: Anociate, Donatien, Imelde, Christine, Zonerie, Isidonie, Espérance, Berchmans, Bernadette*, Yudesi, Mamerte, Pascasie*, Julias, Joselyne, Christine, Théopiste*, Marcienne, Sylvie, Consolate
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell


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