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Jean Christophe
Jean Christophe was born in Rwanda. He is married and has three children, from 2 to 5 years old. Four of the children are in school. He completed 6 years of secondary school.   

Jean Christophe runs a restaurant and also sells hardware store products. This loan cycle is his first one with ACB. He is going to use his loan to buy supplies (cement, 30/30 tubes, sheet metal) for renovating his restaurant and for covering the cost of labor. His strategy for the growth of his business is to minimize prices.

In the next few years, Jean Christophe would like to be a major merchant in his region and to be the distributor of construction supplies. With the profits, he would like to improve the well-being of his family and to educate his children.
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Jean Christophe est né au Rwanda, il a 35ans. Il est marié et il a 3 enfants de 2 à 5 ans, dont 2 scolarisés. Il a fait 6 ans des études secondaires.

Jean Christophe est propriétaire de restaurant et il fait aussi un petit commerce de quincaillerie. C’est son premier cycle de prêt avec ACB. Il va utiliser son crédit pour acheter les matériels pour renouveler son restaurant (ciments, tube 30/30, tôles métallique et payer la main d’œuvre).

Sa stratégie pour la croissance de son business est minimiser le prix. Dans les prochaines années, Jean Christophe voudrait renforcer son business de quincaillerie et être le distributeur des matériels de construction. Avec les profits il voudrait améliorer le bien être de sa famille et scolariser ses enfants.

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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
  • 58
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 599.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Jean Christophe to buy equipment and supplies (cement, 30/30 tubes, sheet metal) and to pay for labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011