A loan of $2,300 helped a member to increase their working capital and buy a large quantity of fish (ndagala ) for resale.


Makombe Group's story

Isaïe is a member of the Makombe Group and lives in Bujumbura. He is 40 years old and married to Virginie, a vegetable grower. Together they have a 15-year-old child who attends school. Isaïe is also supporting his brother-in-law who is currently studying.

Isaïe has been selling fish (ndagala) for two years. This will be his first loan with the field partner, Turame. He will use it to increase his working capital and buy a large quantity of fish for resale.

In the coming years, Isaïe would like to start importing clothing from Uganda and would like to see his child continue to study.

In this group: Pascasie, Joséphine, Samuel, Mariane, Seconde, Noёl, Edissa, Evelyne, Ezéchiel, Jérémie, Olive, Hollarie, Isaïe, Rose, Alphonsine, Judith, Odile, Amélie, Béatrice, Espérance, Béatrice, Juliette, Béatrice, Elie

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder


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