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A loan of $2,975 helped a member to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of bananas to make banana beer to resell so that she can make more money.


Sangwe I Group's story

Floride belongs to the Sangwe I group and lives in Gitega. She is 49 years old and married to Sylvester, who is a farmer. They have four children together, who are all studying.

She has been selling banana beer for the past five years and is on her eighth loan from Turame. With this Kiva loan she is going to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of bananas to make up into banana beer, which she will resell to make more money.

In this group: Melchior, Imelde, Rose, Irène, A. Marie, Rosalie, Pierre, Anastasie, Rénilde, Béatrice, Léonie, Virginie, Faustine, Simon, Serges, Libérate, Judith, Jeanine, Espérance, M. Chantal, Adelaide, Pascaline, Nicelate, Virginie, Floride, Jeanine, Marie, Jeanine, Régine, Dominique, Capitoline

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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