A loan of $875 helped buying damask cloth, shirts, shoes, women's clothing, and men's shoes to sell; and paying for transport.

Shakira's story

Shakira U. is a merchant and has been a client of ACB since 2010. She is married and has completed three years of secondary schooling. Her three children are 5 to 11 years old, and all of them attend school.

Shakira is going use her loan to buy 7 lengths of moins-riches damask cloth, 10 lengths of non-moins riches damask cloth, 10 shirts, a dozen outfits for women, and 10 pairs of men's shoes and to pay for transport. Her strategy for growing her business is to increase her capital, to sell the goods that people want, by special order, and to increase credit in demand.

She would like to become a major merchant in the Rubavu district and to improve her family in all aspects.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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