A loan of $2,500 helped a member to increase her working capital and buy a large quantity of bananas for resale.


Nshigikira Group's story

Pascasie is part of the Nshigikira Group, and lives in Gitega. She is forty-eight years old, and married to Anas, who is a trader. Together they have five children who range in age from four months to ten years. Two of their children currently attend school.

Pascasie has been selling bananas for three years. This will be her third loan from the field partner, Turame. She will use her loan to increase her working capital and buy a large quantity of bananas, she will then resell the bananas and increase her earnings.

In this group: Soline, Angèle, Vénérande, Janvière, Concilie, Godelieve, Tharcisse, Primitive, Annociate, Cassilde, Fidès, M. Goreth, Marie, J. Baptiste, Pascasie, Solange, Angélique, Isidonie, Gaudence, M. Rose, Cassilde

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder


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