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Mariane is 39 years old, married and the mother of eight children. The eldest is 21 and the youngest six. All her children are in school, and she has no one else to look after. She was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and completed six years of primary school.

Mariane will use her loan to increase the quantity of small fish she sells and pay for additional expenses such as transport, communications, etc.

As far as Mariane can see, the only problems that would present repayment difficulties are theft, accident or a government decision concerning customs protection.

Mariane's strategies for business growth are: providing a warm welcome for customers, promoting her business and expanding her market into the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Her aim is to become a large-scale food trader. She will continue to ensure the well-being of her family, improve their home and keep her children in school.
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Marianne, âgée de 39 ans, elle est mariée et a 8 enfants dont le plus âgé a 21 ans et le moins âgé a 6 ans. Tous ses enfants vont à l’école et aucune autre personne n’est en sa charge. Elle est née en République Démocratique du Congo et a 6 ans de l’éducation primaire.
Pour le crédit contracté, elle va augmenter la quantité des petits poissons qu’elle va et va assurer les frais accessoires d’achat comme le transport, la communication, etc.
Le vol, l’accident ou la décision gouvernementale concernant la protection douanière sont les seules difficultés de non remboursement qu’entend Marianne. L’accueil chaleureux des clients, la sensibilisation en faveur de son commerce et l’expansion de son marché jusqu’en RDC sont les stratégies qu’utilisera Marianne pour la croissance de son commerce.
Elle a l’ambition de devenir une grande commerçante des produits alimentaires. Pour sa famille, elle va continuer d’assurer le bien être de sa famille, améliorer leur maison et scolariser ses enfants.

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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
  • 38
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,427,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 628.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mariane to increase the quantity of small fish she sells.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 3, 2013