A loan of $3,300 helped a member to buy bananas.

Imboneza Group's story

Jérôme is a member of the Imboneza Group and lives in Gitega. He is 60 years old and is married to Therese, a farmer. Together, they have eight children, ages 9 to 25, seven of which attend school. He has been selling bananas for six years. He is on his second loan with Turame. With this Kiva loan, he will increase his capital and buy a large quantity of bananas for resale to earn more.

In this group: Jérome, Espérance, Marie, Septime, Marceline, Jacqueline, Goreth, Antoine, Laurence, Alexis, Claudine, Chantal, Salvator, Maxime, Spès, Pérpetue, Rose, Félicité, Béatrice, Séraphine, Béatrice, Caritas, Marie, Concilie, Josélyne, Evelyne, Hélène, Pascaline, Rose, Laititie, M Rose, Godelieve
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh

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