A loan of $5,075 helped a member to buy several kilos of rice for resale.


Turemeshanye Group's story

Odette is a member of the Turemeshanye group and lives in Bujumbura. She is 40 years old and married to Joseph, a carpenter. The couple have 2 children, the youngest of whom is 13 and the eldest, 18. Both of the children attend school.

Odette has been selling rice for 14 years. This is her 18th loan from Turame. Her Kiva-sponsored loan will enable her to buy several kilos of rice for resale, so that she can earn more money. In the coming years, she would like to become an exporter of rice to neighbouring countries, and to see her children get an education.

In this group: Odette, Petronie, Leontine, Juvenal, Ernest, Dieudonne, Emelyne, Joseph, Gloriose, Aline, Beatrice, Julienne, Pascasie, Christine, Monique, Emilienne, Aline, Amida, Evelyne, Liberate, Esperance, Bernadette, Bosco, Louis, M. Chantal, Nelly, Francoise, Nadia
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer


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