A loan of $5,800 helped a member to increase his business capital and rent a palm tree field, in order to have a large amount of palm nuts in order to produce a large quantity of palm oil to resell and increase his profits.


Muturirwa Group's story

Yanuary is a member of the Muturirwa group and lives in Rumonge. He is 49 years old and married to Evelyne, a shopkeeper. Together they ahve 8 children between the ages of 3 and 23, 6 of whom attend school. Yanuary also takes care of his sister.

He has been in the business of selling palm oil for 19 years. He is on his eighth loan with Turame. With the Kiva loan he obtains, he will increase his business capital and rent a palm tree field, in order to have a large quantity of palm nuts to produce a large quantity of palm oil to resell, in order to increase his profits.

In the coming years, Yanuary would like to purchase a field to farm and to see his children educated.

In this group: Espérance, Januari, Espérance, Regine, Domitien, Alphonse*, Juliette, Evelyne, Zainabu, Alima, Magnifique, Foibi, Trifine, Gérard*, J Bosco*, Aline, Saidi, Léon, Anna, Domitien, Calinie, Déogratias, Gaspard, Abel, Lidwine, Sylvestre, Juliette, Marie, Evelyne, Christine
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Long Phillips


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