A loan of $3,500 helped a member increase her business capital and purchase many cases of beer to resell in order to earn more profit.


Nshigikira Group's story

Concilie is a member of the Nshigikira group and lives in Gitega. She is 40 years old and married to Moise, a shopkeeper. Together they have 5 children ages 5 to 17 years.

Concilie has been in the beer business for 19 years. She is on her tenth loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan that she receives, she will increase her capital and purchase many cases of beer in order to resell them and increase her revenue. With the profit from her business, Concilie will be able to feed her family, pay for her children's schooling, and provide for their medical care.

In this group: Savera, Violette*, Angèle, Vénérande, Janvière, Concilie, Godelieve, Tharcisse, Primitive, Annociate, Dafride*, Cassilde, Goreth, Evelyne, Cassilde, Fidès, M. Goreth, Sylvie, Marie, J. Baptiste, Léonie, Rose, Virginie, Elisabeth, Michel, Pascasie, Solange, Angélique, Mamelie, Isidonie, Gaudence
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips


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