A loan of $3,400 helped a member to purchase shoes, beans, and salt to resell, so as to earn more.

Munege Group's story

Serges is part of the group Munege and lives in Rumonge. He is 27 years old and married to Emelyne, a farmer. Together they have four children, aged 2 to 8 years old, of whom two are students.

Serges has been running a store (beans, rice, palm oil) for eight years. He is on his fourth Turame loan. With the KIVA loan he is obtaining, he is going to increase his capital and purchase a sack filled with shoes, 100 kg of beans, and 50 kg of salt to resell, so as to earn more.

In the coming years, he would like to purchase five fields of oil palms and to see his children educated.

In this group: Serges, Joёl, Anicet, Elie, Aloys, M Goreth, Zabulon, Néphtalie, Richard, Tharcisse, Laurent, Pamphile, Espérance, Jacqueline, Joseph, Berchmans, J Baptiste, Suavis, Edouard

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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