A loan of $3,175 helped a member to increase her capital and buy a lot of clothing and kilos of beans and rice to resell to get more profit.


Uzima Group's story

Chantal is a part of the Uzima group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 49-years-old and is married to Ibrahim, a driver. Together, they have three children, between the ages of 8 and 32, all studying. She has run a restaurant and clothing business for 12 years. She is on her fourth loan at Turame. With the KIVA loan that she obtains, she is going to increase her capital and buy a lot of clothing and kilos of beans and rice to resell in order to gain more money. In the years to come, she would like to run a product importation business from Tanzania or from Uganda and to see her children finish their studies.

In this group: Cubwa, Chantal, Sina, Alima, Rehema, Hidaya
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz


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