A loan of $3,175 helped a member to purchase a large amount of rice to resell in order to earn more.


Turemeshanye Group's story

Odette is part of the group Turemeshanye and lives in Bujumbura. She is 39 years old and married to Joseph, an upholstery. Together they have two children, aged 12 and 19 years old, both in school.

Odette has been doing commerce in rice for eight years.

She is on her sixth Turame loan. With the KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital and purchase a large amount of rice to resell in order to earn more.

In the coming years, she would like to become a wholesale merchant.

In this group: Odette, Amida, Béatrice, Juvénal, Monique, Emilienne, Emelyne, Pétronie, Léontine, Nadia, Liberate, Ernest, Dieudonné, Joseph, Françoise, Christine, Bosco, Gloriose, Aline

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey


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