A loan of $850 helped to buy textiles ('pagne' cloth, damasks) and more clothing for children, men, and women to sell.


Ally Seif Saïdi's story

Ally Seifu Saïdi was born in Rwanda. He is 34 years old and married, and he has five children, from 2 to 12 years old, of whom four are in school. He has a 6th grade education. Ally Seifu Saïdi is a merchant. This loan cycle is his fifth one with the microfinance institution ACB. He is going to use this loan to buy textiles (some 'pagnes', the colorful cloth of western Africa; and damasks) and some other clothing for children, men, and women to sell. To expand his commerce, he plans to find customers by selling quality clothing at negotiable prices. In the next few years, he would like to have a big clothing store in his region. With the profits, he plans to educate his children and ensure his family's well-being.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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