A loan of $4,250 helped a member to increase her capital and purchase a large quantity of cassava, taro root, and bananas to resell and increase her earnings.


Yesu N'inyishu Group's story

Tharcienne is a member of the Irakoze group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 30 years old and married to Anatole, a chauffeur. Together they have 4 children between the ages of 3 and 10. She also supports a child who attends school and is a member of her extended family.

Thacienne has been in the business of selling cassava, taro root, and bananas for 12 years. She is on her fourteenth loan with Turame. With the Kiva loan that she receives, she will increase her business capital and purchase a large quantity of cassava, taro root, and bananas for resale to increase her earnings. In the coming years, she would like to build a house and ensure that her children are educated.

In this group: Spès, Tharcienne, Espérance, M. Chantal, Céline, A. Marie, Norbert, Fiacre, Théodor, Céleus, Gérard, Rénovat, Alexandrine*, Salvator*, Louis*, Dismas, Jeanine, Gervais, Théoneste, Roger, Dénise, Claude, Patrie, Madeleine
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips


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