A loan of $2,225 helped a member to purchase a large amount of bananas to make beer, so as to earn more.


Banguka I Group's story

Virginie is part of the group Banguka II and lives in Gitega. She is a 45 years old and married to Berchmans, a merchant. Together they have six children, all students. Virginie has been doing commerce in banana beer for eight years. She is on her 16th Turame loan. With the KIVA loan she is obtaining, she is going to increase her capital and purchase a large amount of bananas to make beer to resell, so as to earn more. In the coming years, she would like to build a fence around her plot of land and to see her children educated.

In this group: Virginie, Calinie, Médiatrice, Floride, Marie*, Hilalie, Spès, Férdinand, Aloys, Thérèse*, Médiatrice, Euphrasie*, Emmanuella*, Viola, Pélagie, Salvator, Jeanine, Séraphine, Scholastique, Concilie, Daphrose, Mamerthe*, Saline, Germaine, Concilie
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey


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