A loan of $650 helped to buy five bags of cement, 30 fascia boards, 30 triple-ply boards, two doors, and 10 kgs of nails.


Bitariho's story

Bitariho has been a client of ACB since 2009. He is 45 years old, married, and has 10 children ranging from three months to 18 years of age. 8 of his children go to school. He has three other dependents. He is born in RDC (the Democratic Republic of Congo), but has Rwandan nationality. He has finished three years of high schools. This is his fourth loan cycle with ACB, and he has had no problems with payment. He will use this loan to buy five bags of cement, 30 fascia boards, 30 triple-ply boards, two doors, and10 kgs of nails. His business strategy is investing in houses to rent out. In the future he would like to build more houses in various neighborhoods, and also houses for his children. He also owns a tailor’s shop.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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