A loan of $1,200 helped buying beans, sugar, cornmeal, and rice to sell in his shop.


Jean's story

Muhayimana Jean is a 30-year-old man who has been to Kigali.  He currently lives in Kigali province, Kicukiro district, in the capital of Rwanda.  He is married and has three children, the oldest of whom is 10 years old, and the youngest is 1½.  The three children go to school.  Jean was born in Gatenga, Kicukiro district, in Kigali province. 

With this loan, Jean wants to buy beans, rice, soap, and sugar in order to sell them retail in his shop.  The customer base for these items is significant because he has set up his shop in a district in Karambo that is heavily populated.  The customer traffic enables him to empty his inventory very quickly, and this requires him to buy many more goods.  The continuous savings allow his family to survive and for him to buy a house.  For the future, he wants to buy a car and to plan the right future for his family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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