A loan of $4,900 helped a member to buy a large quantity of bananas to resell.


Unganira Group's story

Pontien is a member of the Unganira group and lives in Gitega. He is 38 years old and married to a Caritas, a farmer. Together they have five children, of whom three go to school.

Pontien has been selling bananas for three years. He is on his sixth loan with Turame. With this Kiva-financed loan, he is going to increase his capital to buy a large quantity of bananas to resell in order to earn more.

Earnings from this business will allow him to meet the needs of his family (to feed them, to take care of them,…).

In this group: Viola, Imelde, Gloriose, Odette, Léonarde, Liduine, Cécile, Caritas, Chantal, Chantal, Annociate, Jeanine, Lucienne, Gloriose, Pontien, Jacqueline, Consolate, Libérathe, Claudine, Aline, Dorothée, Renilde, Gilbert, Scholastique, Gaudence, Rose, Emmanuel, Dorothée*, Claudine, Rose*, Séraphine, Concilie, Jérémie, Audace, Pauline, Espérance, Claudine, Honorine, Evelyne, Concilie, Radegonde, Concilie*, Béatrice, Mélchior, Rebecca
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Ferrara


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