A loan of $800 helped to buy one amplifier, two speakers, one microphone and one laptop computer.


Jeanne D'arc's story

Jeanne d'Arc is married and 33 years old. She sells stationery and video products. She has a one-year-old child who is not old enough to attend school, and she is also financially responsible for another person. She was born in Rwanda and has a college degree.

She joined ACB in 2009 and this is her second loan cycle. As a seller in a stationery and video store, and in order to improve the video part of her business, she wants to buy the following sound system equipment: one amplifier, two speakers, one microphone and one laptop computer.

She is not expecting any difficulty repaying her loan, as long as she is not robbed or doesn't become ill. In order to further boost her business, she plans to use the following strategies: she will greet her customers warmly, she will ensure their satisfaction and use modern tools and equipment. Her ambition is to expand her business until she makes a lot of profits.

As far as her family is concerned, she will take care of her child's education, improve her home and eat a better, more nutritious, diet.

Some other interesting facts about Jeanne d'Arc: She plans to buy a car to provide paid transportation services. She also intends to build a house and raise pigs. In the photo, one can see shoes. These are actually part of another person's business, as Jeanne d'Arc shares her shop with someone else.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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