A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy rice for resale.

Ushirukumwete Group's story

Léonidas is a member of the Ushirukumwete Group, and lives in Bubanza. He is forty years old, and married to Rahab, who grows vegetables. Together they have three children, aged from two to twelve years, all of the children attend school.

Léonidas has sold rice for six years. This will be his first loan with the field partner, Turame. He will use his loan to increase his working capital and buy many kilos of rice for resale. In this way, he expects to increase his earnings.

In the future, Léonidas would like to build a solid and long-lasting house, and provide for his children's schooling.

In this group: Léonidas, Thérèse, Mwamini, Pétronie, Raphaёl, Charlotte, Richard, Joseph, Pascasie, Alice, Vestine, Jeanine, Alexis, Christine, Béatrice, Alexis, Léocadie, Jeanette, Pétronie, Christine, Estella, Elie, Dévote, Baryuwabo, Pétronie, Necelatte, Céline, Adeline

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder

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