A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy pagnes [colorful fabric] and a large quantity of sewing materials (thread, needles, vaseline, etc) to resell.


Akiba Group's story

Saleh is a member of the Akiba group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 51 years old and is married to Mohamed, a driver. Together they have three children, aged from 14 to 23 years old. One of the children goes to school. She also takes care of her sister-in-law.

Saleh sells clothing, and she has been a seamstress for six years.

This is her sixth loan with Turame. With this Kiva-financed loan, she is going to increase her capital to buy many pagnes [lengths of colorful fabric] and a large quantity of sewing materials (thread, needles, vaseline, etc.) to resell and earn more.

In the coming years, she would like to build a nice house.

In this group: Saleh, Fatuma, Emmanuel, Salvator

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara


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