A loan of $875 helped purchase of twelve pieces of cheaper damask fabric, five sheets, one bed cover, seven pairs of girls' trousers, ten pairs of mens' trousers and transport.


Ruth's story

Ruth U. is a trader and has been a customer of ACB since 2010. She is married, born in Rwanda, and she completed six years of secondary school. She has three children between the ages of seven and eleven, and they are all at school. She is going to use her loan to buy twelve pieces of cheaper damask fabric, five sheets, one bed cover, seven pairs of girls' trousers, ten pairs of mens' trousers and transport. Her strategy for expanding her business is to increase the quantities of goods she sells and to look for other good deals. She would like to become a wholesaler and be able to finance herslef. She would also like to pay her children's studying costs and provide for her family's well-being.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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