A loan of $1,500 helped a member to increase her business capital and purchase several cases of beer, lemonade, and 30L of banana beer to resell in order to increase her profits.


Abasangirakiyago Group's story

Yvette is a member of the Abasangirakiyago group and lives in Gitega. She is 35 years old and married to Gabriel, a designer. Together they have 4 children between the ages of 9 and 15, all of whom attend school.

Yvette has been selling beer, banana beer, and lemonade in her pub for 2 years. She is on her fourth loan with Turame. With the Kiva loan that she obtains, she will increase her business capital and purchase several cases of beer, lemonade, and 30L of banana beer to resell and increase her profits. In the coming years, she hopes to purchase land to cultivate and to ensure her children are educated.

In this group: Lydwine, Jeanine*, Claudine, Pulcherie, Fidès, Etienne, Yvette, Népomscène, Dative, Séraphine, Spès, Sawuda, Régine, Régine, Angéliqe, Claudine, Védaste
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips



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