A loan of $2,700 helped a member to increase his capital and buy a large quantity of rice, beans and palm oil to cook and sell in his restaurant to increase his income.


Mukundane Group's story

Astère is a member of the Mukundane group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 33 years old and married to Emmanuella, a trader. Together they have two children, who are two and five years old. One of the children is in school.

Astère has been in the restaurant business for nine years and this is his fifth loan from Turame. This Kiva loan will increase his capital and enable him to buy a large quantity of rice, beans and palm oil to cook and resell in his restaurant, allowing him to earn more.

In the years to come, he would like to build his own house in Bujumbura and see his children go to school.

In this group: Christine, Thérence*, J. Claude, Domithile, Dieudonné, Astère, Bernite, Berchmans
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lucy Knight


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