A loan of $525 helped to buy two dozen kitchen rolls, two dozen tubes of Colgate, 30 perfumes and four dozen vests for her business.


Jeanne's story

Jeanne U. is a trader in the Rubavu district and a customer of ACB since 2010. She is 31 years old, married, born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and has a one-year old child; She completed three years of secondary school and this loan is her first from ACB. She is going to use her loan to buy two dozen kitchen rolls, two dozen tubes of Colgate, 30 perfumes, four dozen vests, as well as other items to sell. Her strategy for growing her business is to request a large number of loans, in order to increase the quantity of goods she can sell. She would like to become an important businesswoman in the Rubavu district, build her own home and also ensure her family's well-being.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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