A loan of $3,850 helped a member increase his working capital and buy many kilos of cassava for resale, to earn more.


Sangwe I Group's story

David is part of the Sangwe I group and lives in Gitega. He is 45 years old and is married to Hope, a farmer. Together they have six children of whom three are in school. He has been trading cassava for the past five years. This is his first credit loan with Turame. With the KIVA loan he will increase his working capital and buy many kilos of cassava for resale, to earn more.

In this group: Mélchior, Imelde, Marie, Léonie, Pierre, Rosalie, Anastasie, Rénilde, Jeanine, Simon, Faustine, Virginie, Libérate, Espérance, Irenée, Mélanie, Nicélate, Adelaide, Pascaline, Chantal, Floride, Jeanine, Dominique, Capitoline, D. Salvator, Marcelline, David, Virginie, Saline, Honorate, Médiatrice, Fabien, Emmanuella, Spès, Pascal, Mélanie
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell


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