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Pétronille was born in Rwanda. She is 53 years old. She is a widow and has four children between the ages of 18 and 23, all of whom have attended school. She supports two people other than her children. She has six years of primary education.

Pétronille is a shopkeeper. This is her second loan cycle with ACB. She will use her loan to buy equipment to use to sell electricity, and to strengthen her video library business.

Her strategy for growing her business is to improve the quality of service in order to increase her customer base. In the coming years, Pétronille would like her business to become more large-scale in her region. With the profits, she plans to pay for her children's education and improve the well-being of her family.
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Pétronille est née au Rwanda. Elle a 53 ans et elle est veuve avec 4 enfants de 18 à 23 ans, dont 4 scolarisés. Il a 2 personnes dans son charge autre que ses enfants. Son niveau d’éducation est de 6 ans de primaire.

Pétronille est commerçante. C’est son deuxième cycle de prêt avec ACB. Elle va utiliser son crédit afin d’acheter des matériels utiliser pour vendre l’électricité et renforcer son activité de vidéothèque.

Sa stratégie pour la croissance de son business est d’améliorer la qualité de service pour augmenter le nombre des clients. Dans les prochaines années, Pétronille voudrait être une grande commerçante dans sa région. Avec les profits, elle prévoit de scolariser ses enfants, améliore le bien être de sa famille.

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About Amasezerano Community Banking, S.A.

Amasezerano Community Banking, S.A., is a for-profit microfinance institution founded in 2005 by the Rwandan NGO African Evangelist Enterprises-Rwanda and 61 individual shareholders, and has been a Kiva partner since June 2010. The mission of Amasezerano Community Bank (ACB) is to have a holistic, positive impact on the lives of poor people by providing quality financial services. ACB’s client base is composed primarily of farmers, small-business owners, women entrepreneurs and low-wage private-sector salaried workers. Credit offerings are tailored to meet client needs, and include group solidarity loans, agricultural loans, loans for women entrepreneurs, small-business loans, and loans for salaried workers. ACB also offers mobile money transfers, currency exchange and life insurance services to its borrowers.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,266,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Petronille to buy equipment to use for selling electricity, and to strengthen her video library business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 22, 2011
Feb 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012