A loan of $1,750 helped a member to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of bananas for the production of banana beer to be sold at a profit.


Ntwari Group's story

Justine is part of the Ntwari group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 51 years old and is married to Alphonse, a fisherman. Together, they have 10 children ranging in age from 10 to 32 years old, five of whom are in school and five in their own homes. She has sold banana beer for 10 years. She is on her third loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan she obtains, she is going to increase her capital and buy a large quantity of bananas in order to produce banana beer and resell it for a profit. In the coming years, she would like to build a beautiful house out of durable materials and to see her children go to school.

In this group: Justine, Eugénie, Claudine, Samuel
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz


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