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Odette N. is a merchant. She is 41 years old, a widow, and the mother of eight children, from 12 to 29 years of age. She has finished primary school, and all her children go to school. She was born in Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo), but now she lives in Nyabugogo in Rwanda. She is going to use her loan to purchase 30 bags of potatoes. Her strategy for growing her business is to save money and to expand her customer base. She would like to be able to sell 100 bags of potatoes per week eventually. For her family, she would like to raise her children well and be able to provide for their tuition and school supplies.
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Odette N. est commerçante. Elle a 41 ans, elle est veuve, et elle a 8 enfants entre 12 ans et 29 ans. Elle a une éducation primaire, et tous ses enfants vont à l’école. Elle était née à Congo (DRC), mais maintenant elle habite a Nyabugogo a Rwanda. Elle va utiliser son prêt pour acheter de 30 sacs de pommes de terre. Sa stratégie pour la croissance de l’affaire est d’épargner, et augmenter le marché clientèle. Elle voudrait arriver à vendre 100 sacs de pommes de terre dans une semaine. Pour sa famille, elle voudrait bien élever ses enfants, et payer le minerval et matériels scolaires pour 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
  • 45
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,423,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 594.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Odette purchasing 30 bags of potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
2 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 7, 2010
Dec 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011