A loan of $1,775 helped a member increase her working capital and buy large quantities of rice, cassava,..., for sale once cooked in her restaurant, to earn more.


Gasenyi Group's story

Melanie is part of the Gasenyi group, and lives in Gitega. She is 43 years old and is married to Simon, a mason. Together they have five children from 5 to 20 years of age, of whom three attend school. She has been selling rice, cassava, ... in her restaurant for the past seven years. This is her first credit loan with Turame. With the Kiva loan, she will increase her working capital and buy large quantities of rice, cassava, ... to sell once cooked in her restaurant, to earn more. In coming years she would like to buy a plot of land and ensure her children's education.

In this group: Félicité, Sylvie*, Vénérande, Philippe, Jeanine, Liliane, Théogene, Euphrasie, Mélanie, Dieudonné, Béatrice, Rébecca, Bède, Fulgence, Jérôme, Joachin, Canesius, Johachin
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell


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