A loan of $1,050 helped a member purchasing hair salon dryers.

Ababana Group's story

Edith Mukankubana is a 30-year old woman, born in Kibungo, a province in the Norht of Rwanda. She is married and has two children, the older of whom is nine years old and the younger six years old; both children go to school. Edith lives with her family in Kigali. Her level of formal education is junior high school.

Her line of business is a hair salon for women. She has four years of experience in this business; her savings have allowed her to pay the rent. She has been saving with ACB [Amasezerano Community Banking] for three years. The loan she just took out is for purchasing salon hair dryers to be used after doing her clients’ hair; this will allow her to earn an income and repay her loan. She is on her first loan as her group has been recently formed; she will use the income derived from her income to pay for rent and to increase her business volume as well as savings. In the future, after repaying this loan, she could apply for a new loan and have her own house built.

In this group: Charlotte, Tharcile, Edithe

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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