A loan of $4,400 helped a member to buy beans, rice, palm oil, soap, etc.


Tubebamwe Group's story

Calixte is a member of the Tubebamwe Group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 29 years old and married to Gertrude, a shopkeeper. Together, they have six children, ages 4 to 19, four of which attend school. He also has one additional dependent from his extended family. For the past three years, he has owned a shop that sells rice, soap, palm oil, etc. He is on his 12th loan with Turame. With this Kiva loan, he will increase his working capital and buy many items for his store (beans, rice, palm oil, soap, etc) for resale to earn more. In the coming years, he would like to raise goats and chickens and to see his children attend school.

In this group: Calixte, Etienne, J Marie, Josélyne, Révocate*, Asha, Diane, Concilie, Espérance, Dieudonné, Justine, Gricene*, J Claude, Bonenventure, Francine, Espérance*, Marie, J Claude, Abdalah, Salvator, Arron, Goreth, Jeanine*, Anitha, Béatrice, Espérance, Djuma
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh


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