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Jérôme is a tailor. He is married and is 65 years old. He has five children, the oldest of whom is 42 years old and the youngest of whom is eight. Two of his children attend school and he has no additional dependents. Jérôme was born in Rwanda and his level of schooling has been six years of secondary education.

Jérôme began working with ACB Ltd in 2006 and is currently on his 18th loan cycle. He repaid his previous loans in full. With his current loan, Jérôme plans to improve his sewing workshop by purchasing 100 meters of assorted fabric, one roll of poplin and six rolls of lining.

Jérôme does not expect to have any difficulty in repaying this loan. He also plans to request additional loans in order to help his business to grow. Jérôme's ambition for his business is to have a large sewing workshop. For his family, Jérôme plans to ensure a good education for his children.
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Monsieur Jérôme est tailleur. Il est marié et âgé de 65 ans. Il a cinq enfants, le plus âgé a 42 ans et le moins âgé a 8 ans. Deux de ses enfants vont à l’école et aucune autre personne n’est en sa charge.
Il est né au Rwanda et son niveau d’éducation est 6 ans de l’école secondaire.
Il a commencé de collaborer avec ACB Ltd en 2006 et actuellement est au 18ème cycle de crédit. Il a bien remboursé les cycles antérieurs.
Avec le crédit contracté, il va améliorer son atelier de couture en achetant 100 mètres de tissu, un rouleau de popeline et six rouleaux de doublure.
Il n’attend aucune difficulté de non remboursement de ce prêt. Pour accroitre son activité, il a la stratégie de demander d’autres prêts.
L’ambition pour son activité est d’avoir un grand atelier de couture. Pour sa famille, il va assurer l’éducation de 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
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 631.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Jérôme to purchase 100 meters of assorted fabric, one roll of poplin and six rolls of lining.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 31, 2013