A loan of $2,950 helped a member to buy a lot of PVC pipe and joints (elbows) for pipe for resale.


Turuhuke Ii Group's story

Michel is a member of the group called Turuhuke II and lives in Bujumbura. He is 50 and married to Espérance, a petty trader. Together they have seven children, ages 11 to 29, all studying. Michel sells PVC pipes and joints and has been doing this for 25 years. He is on his third loan with Turame. With the Kiva loan that he obtains, he is going to grow his working capital and buy a lot of PVC pipes, joints, etc. for resale so that he can earn more. In the coming years, he would like to buy a plot of land, build a house, and see his children have diplomas.

In this group: Marthe, Vital, Sifa, Pentience, Déo, Spéciose*, Christine, Mervin, Espérance, Aline, Etienne, Michel, Adidja, Suzanne, Hélène, Bosco, Yukunda*, Dénise*, Tarcila, Angela, Bosco, Fulgence, Aline, Venant, Amina, Daniel
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer


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