A loan of $775 helped purchasing 30 bags of potatoes.


Odette's story

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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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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