A loan of $1,300 helped a member to bolster her working capital and stock up on merchandise for her store (beans, rice, palm oil) to increase her sales and her profits.


Girabagenzi Ii Group's story

Asha, age 35, is a member of the Girabagenzi II group and she lives in Bujumbura. She is the widowed mother of three children aged 6 to 16 who all go to school. She has been a shopkeeper for three years, selling beans, rice, and palm oil. This is her 5th loan cycle with Turame, and she plans to use her credit to stock up on merchandise for her store to bolster her profits. In the coming years, she wants to ensure that her children pursue their education.

In this group: Asha, Béatrice, Sylvane, Jeanne
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer


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