A loan of $1,200 helped a member to increase her business capital and purchase bananas in bulk for resale, to increase her earnings.


Ifashe Group's story

Hyacinthe is a member of the Ifashe group and lives in Gitega. She is 43 years old and married to Roger, a shopkeeper. Together they have 6 children. She has been in the business of selling bananas and banana beer for 16 years. She is on her seventeenth loan with Turame.

With the Kiva loan that she obtains, Hyacinthe will increase her business capital and purchase bananas in bulk for resale in order to increase her earnings. With the profit from her business, she provides for the fundamental needs of her family (food, housing, and health needs) and has already been able to purchase some land.

In this group: Hyacinthe, Salomé, Luc, Elisabeth, Frédiane, Rénilde, Fidès, Dieudonné, Jeanette, Léa, Pélagie, Bélatine, Médiatrice, Concilie, M. Rose, Jeanne, Josélyne, Rose, Félicité

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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