A loan of $3,425 helped a member to increase his working capital and buy a large quantity of palm oil for resale.


Butanuka Group's story

Elie is a member of the Butanuka Group and lives in Bubanza. He is 33 years old and married to Calinie, a retailer. Together, they have four children between the ages of one and six years old. Two of their children currently attend school.

Elie has been selling palm oil for five years now. This will be his first loan with the field partner, Turame. He plans to use his loan to increase his working capital and buy a large quantity of palm oil which he will resell to increase his earnings.

In the coming years, Elie would like to open a shop (to sell rice, beans, etc) and see his children study.

In this group: Elie, Isidore, Bonithe, Michel, Léonidas, Joseph, Nzeyimana, Sylvestre, Onesphore, Divine, Samson, Thérence, Emmanuel, Claudine, Jérémie, Floride, Emmanuel, Boniface, Ernest, Fidèle, Amose, Jérôme, Ezéchiel, J. Marie, Violette, Ezéchiel, Adelin, Jacqueline, Kayobera, Valerie, Joséphine, Appolinaire, Pierre, Marc, Imelde

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Ryder


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