A loan of $2,900 helped a member to bolster her capital and buy a lot of bananas in order to prepare a large volume of banana beer for resale, so as to earn mo.


Gabiro Group's story

Emelyme belongs to the Gabiro group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 27 years old and married to J. Marie, a farmer. They have four children ranging from two months to 10 years of age, one of whom is n school. They also have in their care an orphan, who is also in school. Emelyme has been selling banana beer for over six years. She is on her seventh loan with Turame. Thanks to the Kiva loan, she will bolster her capital and buy a lot of bananas in order to prepare a large volume of banana beer for resale, so as to earn more. In the years to come, she would like to see her children finish their studies.

In this group: Marie, Emelyne, Jeanine, Micheline, Francine, Charlotte, Pascasie, Hilde, Cecile, Milette, Bosco, Saidi, Donatien, Michel, Innocent, Eliane, Samuel, Victor, Charles, Aline, Francine, Elias, Pascal, Elisha, Valentine, Déogratias, Jean, Epiphanie, Daniel, Beatrice, Annociate, Charles*, J.marie
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S


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