She finds a taste for life thanks to a savings group.
Native born of Bugendana commune in Gitega province, 27-year-old Adeline H. lives now the Nyarumanga district of the Buterere neighborhood. Although she wanted to continue her studies, her parents had a different view. "No school for girls," her parents claimed. Only her brothers were able to continue the studies. Due to the lack of support from her family, she give up her studies and fled from her home. Arrived in Bujumbura, she worked as a baby-sitter but it didn’t work, one of her employers could not even pay her a salary. Losing hope of life, she found herself in the streets.
Adeline was identified by UCBUM as at risk and joined '' Turashoboye '' (We are able) Savings Group, having been trained in street business and life skills, she started with a business of amaranths which led her to the making of donuts. She now supplies donuts in 10 shops from her community. From her business, she manages to gain a monthly income of 150,000 Bif per month. She hopes to develop her business. "Turashoboye is not only a framework for economic strengthening but also a family that helps each other in moments of happiness and misfortune". Assumes Adeline.
UCBUM supports 38 Savings groups that include 343 girls and women at risk (a total of 1089 members including 981 women and 108 men) from Buterere, Kinama and Kamenge neighbourhoods in Bujumbura Mayorship.