A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy timber.

Himbarwa Group's story

J.Désiré is a member of Himbarwa Group and lives in Gitega. He's 42 years old and married to Pascasie, a cultivator. Together, they have six children, aged 4 to 19. Out of them, two attend school

J.Désiré has been selling timber fro 16 years. He's seeking his second loan from Kiva's partner, Turame. He will use it to bolster his working capital and buy a large amount of timber to resell, in order to increase his income.

In this group: J.désiré, Egide, Espérance, A. Marie, S. Caritas, Consolate, Euphémie*, Matrone, Louise, Philomène, Rose, Francine, Rosette, Spès, Adelaide, Eliane, Marcienne, Monique, Rosalie, Gorerth, Angela, Madeleine*, Jean*, M. Goreth, Rosette, Vestine, Thérèse, Fébronie*, Concilie, Béatrice, Thérese, Odette, Médiatrice, M. Rose, Clémence, Josélyne*, Alice, Claudine, Pierre, Colette, Spès, Jeanine, Odette, Odette, Jeanne
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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