A loan of $2,650 helped a member increase his capital and purchase many boards to resell and increase his profit.


Ituyobore Group's story

Laurent is a member of the Ituyobore group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 43 years old and married to Joselyne, a grower. Together they have 4 children ages 1 to 10 years, two of whom are in school.

Laurent has been in the board business for 20 years. He is on his second loan with Turame. With the loan proceeds he receives from KIVA, he will increase his capital and purchase many boards to resell and increase his profit.

In the coming years, Laurent would like to purchase a plot of land and to see his children continue their schooling.

In this group: Laurent, Frederic, Emmanuel, Jean Marie
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips


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