A loan of $3,025 helped a member to increase her capital and buy a large number of kilos of rice (three sacks) to resell and earn more money.


Siyoni Group's story

Illuminée belongs to the Siyoni group and lives in Bujumbura. She is a widow and has just one 30-year old child. She has been trading rice for the past nine years and is on her 12th loan from Turame. With the Kiva loan she is granted, she is going to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of kilos of rice (three sacks) to resell so that she can make more money.

In the coming years she would like to buy a goat and a pig and see her grandchild through his studies.

In this group: Illuminée, Gertrude*, Serges, Basile, Brigitte, Joseph, Innocent, Gervais, Aline, Philbert, Nadine*, Evelyne, Dalie, Célestine, Mediatrice, Dominique, Estella, Chantal, Caritas, Dancile
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras


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