A loan of $3,900 helped a member to increase her capital and buy a lot of fish, tomatoes, and spices to resell for a profit.


Niyokindi Group's story

Marthe is a part of the Niyokindi group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 38 years old and married to Bernard, a cobbler. Together, they have six children between the ages of 2 and 20, of which five are in school. She has sold fish, tomatoes and spices for five years. She is on her fourth loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan that she obtains, she is going to increase her capital and buy a lot of fish, tomatoes, and spices to resell for a profit. In the coming years, she would like to buy a refrigerator and to see her students in school.

In this group: Mainess, Dénis*, Espérance, Chantal, Goreth*, Léocadie, Ernestine, Espérance, Fiston, Odile, Marthe, Bienvenue, Isidonie, Pascasie, Tatu, Léa*, Fitina, Rosette, Adeline, Concilie*, Cécile, Acqueline, Justine, Liliane, Stany, Adelin, Tatu, Angelique, Henriette, Moza*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Martha Schmitz


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