A loan of $1,025 helped to buy two cows to slaughter during Christmas festivals.


Faustin's story

Hello from Faustin in Rwanda! Faustin is 45 years old and married with seven children between the ages 10 and 27. He also has one adopted orphan. This is the first loan he has requested from Kiva lenders. He has 15 years of experience as a butcher and his shop is open from 6 am until 8 pm. Faustin runs a butcher business where he sells beef to the local people. He employs four people to help him run the business. A kilogram of beef costs 1800 Rwandan Francs ($3), and Faustin sells about 350 kilograms a day. Faustin has requested a loan of 600,000 Rwandan Francs to be repaid in 10 months. He wants to buy two cows to slaughter during the upcoming Christmas festivals.



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