A loan of $2,725 helped a member to purchase a large amount of bananas, beans, and coffee to resell, so as to earn more.


Garukirabakenyezi Group's story

Sophie is part of the group Garukirabakenyezi and lives in Gitega. She is a 52-year-old widow and has four children, aged 20 to 30 years old. She has been doing commerce in bananas and beans for forty years. She is on her 20th Turame loan. With the KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital and purchase a large amount of bananas, beans, and coffee to resell, so as to earn more.

In this group: Sophie, Françoise, J. Marie, Viola, Jeanine, M. Louise, Rose, Anne, Sedock*, Grégonie, M. Goreth, Richard*, Sylvie, Gerthrude, Consolatte, Soline, Raymonde*, Marie, Séraphine, Noella, Restitute, Josélyne, Rose, Léonie, Rosette*, Ancille, Evelyne, Pulcherie, Innocente, Odette, Fidela*, Caritas
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey


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