A loan of $2,875 helped a member to increase her capital in order to buy a large quantity of bananas, maize and beans for resale.


Dushirukumwete Group's story

Jacqueline is a member of the Dushirukumwete group and she lives in Gitega. She is 39 years old and married to Elias, who works in retail. Jacqueline and Elias have three children, one of who attends school.

Jacqueline has been selling bananas, maize and beans for the past 25 years. This is her fifteenth loan with Turame. With this loan, financed by Kiva, she will increase her capital and buy a large quantity of bananas, maize and beans, which she will resell in order to increase her income.

In the coming years, she would like to buy a plot of land.

In this group: Jacqueline, Léonie, Suzane, Elisabeth, Gertrude, Joséphine, Jacqueline, Virginie, Faustine, Marthe, Egide, Immaculée, Béatrice, Capitoline, Gérard, Edouard, Joseph, Joachim, Audace, Félix, Kelida, Médiatrice, Mélchiade

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan


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