A loan of $2,625 helped a member increase her working capital and buy a large quantity of peanuts (200 kg) for resale, to increase her earnings.


Vugukuri Group's story

Odette is part of the Vugukuri group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 35 years old and is married to Audifax, a farmer. Together they have four children, aged 7-15 years, all studying. She has been managing a retail shop (fish, palm oil, peanuts,...) for the past 10 years. She is on her thirteenth credit loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan she obtains, she will increase her working capital and buy a large quantity of peanuts (200 kg) for resale, to increase her earnings. In future years, she would like to buy a plot of land and see her children pursue their studies.

In this group: Odette, Augustine, Caritas*, Caritas, Lasard, Annociate, Aloys, Suzanne, Liliane, Pascasie, Thérèse, Bélyse*, Sylver, Concilie*, Julien, Odette*, Espérance, Espérance, Léonidas*, Pontien, Oda, Jacques, Ezéchiel, Consolatte, Désiré, Epitas
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell


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