A loan of $2,950 helped a member to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of bananas to resell and make more money.


Bumwe Group's story

Gaudence is a member of the Bumwe group and she lives in Gitega. She is 45 years old and married to Aloys, who works in retail. Gaudence and Aloys have four children, aged 6 to 19, who all go to school.

Gaudence has been selling bananas for 20 years.

She is on her eleventh loan with Turame. With the loan that she is receiving from KIVA, she will increase her capital and buy a large quantity of bananas to resell and make more money.

In this group: Eugénie, Emilienne*, A. Marie, M. Rose, Gaudence, Odette, Sylvane, Marie, Eugénie, Daphrose, Clothilde, Bernadette*, Bumberga, Rose, Anastasie, Pascasie, Angeline, Véronique, Angèle, Emmanuel*, Justine, Yvonne, Ferdinand, Marguerite, Jérôme, Euphémie, Anastasie, Gabriella, Siméon, Zéphine, Thérèse, Magnifique, Félicité, Cassilde*, Jeanine, Rose, Souavis, Fidès*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan


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