A loan of $2,650 helped a member to purchase a large number of bananas that he will sell to earn more income.


Tujumbere Group's story

Donatien is a member of the Tujimbere group and lives in Gitega. He is 36 years old and is married to Pascasie, a merchant. Together they have five children aged three to five years old. Donatien is a banana merchant, and transports his wares by bicycle. He is on his ninth loan with Turame. With the loan he receives from Kiva, he plans to increase his capital by purchasing a large number of bananas that he will sell to earn more income. In the coming years, he would like to buy cattle and land parcels.

In this group: M. Rose, Josélyne, Claudine, Tharcisse, Marcelline, Lucie, Josélyne, Cécile, M. Claudine*, Euphrasie, Virginie, Magnifique, Josette, M. Féllicule, Espérance, Capitoline, Anitha, Isidora, Radegonde, Jacqueline, Alice, Concilie, Pascaline, Marcienne, Annociate, Rehema, Beatrice, Donatien, J. Louise, A. Concilie, Evelyne, Souavis, Jeanette, Sébastien
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe


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