A loan of $3,750 helped a member to buy flour to resell.

Duterimbere I Group's story

Francoise is a member of the Duterimbere I group and lives in Gitega. She is 41 years old and is married to Jean, a porter. Together, they have eight children, aged from 1 to 21 years old. Six of the children go to school.

Francoise has been selling flour for 11 years. She is on her 19th loan with Turame. With this Kiva-financed loan, she is going to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of flour to resell and earn more.

The earnings from this commerce will allow her to meet the needs of her family: food, clothing, and to pay the children's school fees.

In this group: Emmanuella, François, Yvette, Françoise, Rose*, Jacqueline, Janvière, Sylvie*, Goreth, Amina, Francine, Fidela, Nadine, Fidès, Consolate*, Pierre, Pascaline, Désiderate, Alphonsine*, Janvière, Abede, Marcelline, Emmanuella, Dorothée, Francine, Rosette, Montfort, Odette, Fabiola, Anitha, Jacqueline, Godeberthe*, Noёlla*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara

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