A loan of $4,700 helped a member to purchase 100 kg of cassava flour and 50 kg of small fish to resell.

Shishikara Group's story

Adelaïde is member of the Shishikara Group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 32 years old and is married to Julien, a merchant. Together they have three children between the ages of one and eight years old, two of whom are studying. She has two dependents; orphaned children who are studying.

She is a merchant in a shop where she has been selling cassava flour, palm oil, and small fish for 17 years. Adelaïde is on her fifth loan cycle with Turame. With the loan she receives from KIVA, she plans to increase her capital and purchase 100 kg of cassava flour and 50 kg of small fish to sell so that she can earn more income.

In the coming years, she would like to build a house on her parcel of land and see her children continue their studies.

In this group: Chantal, Espérance, Stany, Emmanuel, Adelaïde, Florence*, Augustin, Eric, Alice, Aline, Phocas, Damas, Evariste, Gérard, Domithile, Révérien, Diane, Willy, Lidwine, Honnette, Adelphine, Béatrice, Félicité, Athanase, Gloriose, Josélyne, Daphrose, Augustine, Rémy, Chantal, Déo
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe

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