A loan of $3,175 helped a member to purchase a large quantity of banana beer that she will resell to earn more income.


Koribirama Group's story

Gloriose is a member of the Koribirama Group and lives in Gitega. She is 48 years old and is married to Tharcisse, a merchant. Together they have eight children between the ages of five and 25 years old, six of whom are studying.

She has been selling banana beer for one year, and is on her eleventh loan with Turame. With the loan she receives from KIVA, Gloriose plans to increase her capital and purchase a large quantity of banana beer that she will resell to earn more income.

In this group: Goreth, Gloriose, Thérèse*, Glorise, Illuminée, Caritas, Germaine, Euphrasie, Spès, Séraphine, Rosette*, Jacqueline, Béatrice, Sophie, Ancile, Michel, M. Goreth, Cassilde*, Antoine, Josiane, Espérance, Gerthude, Révérien, Mathilde, Ildégonde, Thérèse, Oda, Dénis, Gloriose, Catheline, Rosalie, Odette, Jeanine, Seconde, Francine, Béatrice, Violette, Sylvetre, Joseph, Odette, Christiane, Marie, Gerthude, Gakobwa
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe


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