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Pauline N. is an entrepreneur. She is 43 years old, a widow, and has eight children ranging from 8 to 23 years of age. She has primary education, and all her children study. She was born in Congo (DRC), but now she lives in Nyabugogo in Rwanda. She is going to use her loan to purchase 50 bags of potatoes. Her business strategy is to save money and to keep taking out loans in order to be financially independent. She would like to have a warehouse for potatoes, and also to add bananas to her business. For her family, she would like to buy
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Pauline N. est commerçante. Elle a 43 ans, elle est veuve, et elle a 8 enfants entre 8 ans et 23 ans. Elle a une éducation primaire, et tous ses enfants vont à l’école. Elle était née à Congo (DRC), mais maintenant elle habite à Nyabugogo à Rwanda. Elle va utiliser son prêt pour acheter 50 sacs de pommes de terre. Sa stratégie pour la croissance de l’affaire est d’épargner, et prendre beaucoup de prêts pour être indépendante chez elle. Elle voudrait avoir un dépôt de pommes de terre, et aussi ajouter les bananes dans son commerce. Pour sa famille, elle voudrait acheter une maison d’habitation.

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About Amasezerano Community Banking, S.A.

Amasezerano Community Banking, S.A., is a for-profit microfinance institution founded in 2005 by the Rwandan NGO African Evangelist Enterprises-Rwanda and 61 individual shareholders, and has been a Kiva partner since June 2010. The mission of Amasezerano Community Bank (ACB) is to have a holistic, positive impact on the lives of poor people by providing quality financial services. ACB’s client base is composed primarily of farmers, small-business owners, women entrepreneurs and low-wage private-sector salaried workers. Credit offerings are tailored to meet client needs, and include group solidarity loans, agricultural loans, loans for women entrepreneurs, small-business loans, and loans for salaried workers. ACB also offers mobile money transfers, currency exchange and life insurance services to its borrowers.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 592.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Pauline purchasing potatoes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
3 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 24, 2011