A loan of $850 helped to buy a motorbike taxi.

Alphonse's story

Alphonse T. is a merchant in the Western Province (Rubavu), He is 36 years old and has 3 children between 2 and 8 years of age, He was born in Burundi and was educated at the elementary school level. As this is the third loan that he is requesting, he has experience in loan repayment. He will buy a motorbike, but he is a retailer of potatoes, rice, cement and other items. His strategy to expand his business is to diversify the products sold so as to increase his profit, and to be able to help his children finish their studies. In the future he wants to become a wholesaler.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Connie Archea

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