Carine
30
Bracelet Maker
Burundi

Carine’s husband left her, and he went to Tanzania with all of her three children. She is 30 years old and lives with another woman in a room that they rent for $5.10 USD/month. She earns a small income each day from helping others farm their land. Sometimes, she is unable to find work and her friend helps support her to be able to eat. She looks forward to selling bracelets and earning her own income. When she starts earning money, she plans to invest in a small business like the production of palm oil or a small store. She will also participate in a savings and loan association so that she can save money and access credit.