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Aimable is from Rwanda. He needs a loan of $875 to purchase beans, oil, rice, and salt.
Aimable will use the loan to purchase beans, oil, rice and salt for his shop. He has run this business for 5 years. He works everyday from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. Before receiving this loan, he didn’t have enough money to properly invest in his business.
Aimable is 26 years old and single. He lives in house built of wood with a tin roof in Mudasomwa village in the southern part of Rwanda.
The loan he receives will allow him to save money so as to buy a forest, to provide food for his family and to provide goods for his community.
Retail is a quick and scalable way to begin earning a profit. Many entrepreneurs begin with stalls at markets or even at home and need a loan to expand or increase their inventory. Others may be ready to open a small store. Goods purchased from loan funds range from clothing, grocery or sundry items to jewelry, candy, perfume or health and beauty supplies. Loans in the commerce sector account for around 33% of our loans.
Mudasomwa is a densely populated rural community in Rwanda. Families in this area grow crops such as sorghum, sweet potatoes, beans, and bananas. Soil quality is poor, and many families keep livestock simply to have manure to use as fertilizer.
Some homes have roofs made of iron sheets or tiles, while others are simply thatched with grass. Widows and children often live in homes with damaged walls and leaking roofs. Many children in this community live alone or care for younger siblings and are unable to attend school. Insufficient diets, unclean water, and lack of sanitary toilets and sinks increase the prevalence of diseases, including malaria, worms, and malnutrition. Health facilities in the area do not have enough supplies or staff to adequately serve the community.
World Vision is working to improve life for community members in Mudasomwa by providing vocational training, school supplies, healthcare, health education, food assistance, seeds and fertilizers, livestock, and water tanks.
Aimable invested his loan in the purchase of a variety of goods to sell in his shop. Through the use of this loan, he was able to increase his capital and profits.
Yes, he pays regularly and is really thankful to all donors! Thank you for supporting Aimable and World Vision Micro!
Aimable was able to expand his store. He increased his sales and profits. With the profits from his loan he was able to create another business selling charcoal. He is now able to provide even more for his customers.
His living conditions and finances have improved. He is able to purchase the food his family needs to eat healthier meals. He can now provide better for them.
Aimable is deeply thankful for everyone who helped contribute to his loan. His loan is paid in full 100%. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in his community. Thank you for supporting Aimable and World Vision Micro!