A loan of $3,300 helped a member to buy many "pagnes" and plates for resale.


Mutimumwe Group's story

Pili is a member of the Mutimumwe group and she lives in Bujumbura. She is a 61-year-old widow. She takes care of three grandchildren, two of whom go to school. She has been selling "pagnes" (West African colorful fabrics) and plates for 20 years. She is on her fifth loan with Turame. With the loan that she is receiving from KIVA, she will increase her capital and buy many pagnes and plates for resale, in order to make more money. In the coming years, she would like to become rich and buy a vehicle.

In this group: Pili, Kashindi, Léopold, Joséphine, Ndema, Candide, Amissa
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan


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