A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy a large quantity of flour, fertilizer, and lemonade to resell.

Horimbere Group's story

Emmanuel is part of the group called Horimbere and lives in Bujumbura. He is 56 years old and married to Jeanne, a petty trader. Together they have 10 children aged 10 to 29 years old. He is also raising two children from his extended family; these children are enrolled in school. He has been selling chemical fertilizer, lemonade, and flour for eight years.

Emmanuel is on his seventh loan with Turame. With the Kiva loan he receives, he will grow his capital and buy a large quantity of flour, chemical fertilizer, and lemonade to resell so as to earn more.

In the coming years, he would like to get into a modern livestock-raising business, build a house, and see his children studying.

In this group: Lucie, Emmanuel, Rachel

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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