A loan of $4,150 helped a member to increase his capital and buy a large quantity of hens and sacks of charcoal to resell and make more money.


Salama Ii Group's story

Evariste belongs to the Salama group and lives in Bubanza. He is 34 years old and married to Suzanne, who is a trader. They have four children together, whose ages range from nine months old to nine years old; one of the children is at school.

He has been trading hens and charcoal for the past four years, and is on his second loan from Turame. With the loan he gets from Kiva he is going to increase his capital and buy a large quantity of hens and sacks of charcoal which he will resell to earn more money.

In the coming years he would like to start raising cows, buy a motorbike and a plot of land, and also see his children through school.

In this group: Evariste, Jeanette, Louise, Iddy, Fabiola, Egide, Moïse*, Marguerite, Alphonsine, Virginie, Béoline, Monique, Vénatie, Ildégonde, Aline, Merciane, Jacqueline, Jeanine, Elibectrine, Sophie, Nestor, Adèle, Thimothée, Egide, J.baptiste, Oscar, Emmanuel, Gad, Aline*, Jimmy*, Jovanie
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras


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