A loan of $1,125 helped to buy planks and paint colors.

Placide's story

Placide M. was born in the Kigali sector of Kagarama which is in the Kicukiro district of Kigali City Province in Rwanda. He is 36 years old, married and has 4 chlidren. His oldest child is 12 years old and his youngest child is 5. He has an elementary school education. He lives in Kicukiro with his family. All of his children go to school. His wife works in a retail shop to help her husband support the family and to improve their living conditions. He runs a business of transporting people to Kigali by motorcycle. He just took out a loan from Amasezerano to finish his house which didn’t have a roof and wasn’t painted. He saves some money; a part of his profit is saved for the education of his children and to bolster the financial resources of his wife. Thanks to his continual savings, he was able to build a house.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Connie Archea

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