A loan of $525 helped a member strengthen his retail commerce (buy mineral water, cookies, Kleenex, etc.).

Abatarushwa /rsz Group's story

Jean Claude, a member of the Abatarushwa /RSZ group, is a retail merchant. He is 30 years old, married with five children, the eldest of whom is eight years old and the youngest one year old. One of his children attends school and there is one other person under his care. His own level of education is five years of primary school.

He became an ACB client in 2011 and this is his first loan cycle. The credit loan he was granted allowed him to expand his business by increasing the supply of mineral water, cookies, Kleenex, candy, pens, etc. He anticipates no difficulty in repaying the loan and has a strategy to seek further funding in the future to further expand his business.

Business-wise, he has the ambition to become a great retail merchant. He plans to use the profit from his business to cover his children's medical expenses.

In this group: Adelphine, Samuel, Jean Claude

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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