A loan of $1,200 helped to buy 50 sacks of rice, 20 boxes of juice, 10 jerrycans of groundnut oil and some other goods for his store, as well as pay for labor.


Landouard's story

Landouard is a merchant, 47 years old and married. He was born in Burundi. He is the father of four children aged between 4 and 14, with three of them attending school. He lives with his younger brother and his younger sister. He finished elementary education.

This is his first loan cycle with the microfinance institution ACB. He will buy 50 sacks of rice, 20 boxes of juice, 10 jerrycans of groundnut oil and some other goods for his store, as well as pay for labor. His growth strategy for his business consists in giving a warmer welcome to customers and doing some marketing for his store to increase his market share. In future he wants to become an important merchant and wholesaler in the area of the great lake for the benefit of his family. He wants to provide his children with education until university level.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris



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