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Gertrude is from Rwanda. She needs a loan of $375 Procuring more varieties of drinks at better rates for her stand.
Gertrude Mukangango has been in business selling drinks for more than a year, working 14 hours a day. Gertrude hopes to expand her business by purchasing drinks at a quantity discount.
With her improved business, she hopes to be able to care for her young dependent. Additionally, Gertrude hopes the increased business will also enable her to build a house and save money for the future. Ultimately, she hopes to create jobs for people in her community.
At 27 years old and single, Gertrude takes care of one dependent named Manzi who is 2 years old.
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.
The community of Nyarutovu is located in a hilly area, with access to the road that leads into Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city. Families depend on crops, including passion fruit, green vegetables, and bananas, for income. The climate is characterized by three seasons—a short rainy season, a long dry season, and a long rainy season. The area is served by one small river.
More than 2,500 women in the community lost their husbands in the genocide of the 1990s and now struggle to generate income, often while dealing with the effects of HIV and AIDS. Many children in Nyarutovu live in child-headed households, eat only one meal a day, and don’t attend school.
In Nyarutovu, World Vision is constructing classrooms equipped with toilets, providing educational supplies and paying school fees, building homes for orphans and vulnerable children, ensuring that those with HIV and AIDS have access to medical care, and building water tanks for access to safe water.
Gertrude used her loan to purchase drinks to sell in her shop and has also increased the variety of products she sells. With her increase of profitablility she has been able to hire four additional workers and hopes to expand. Unfortunately she has been late on her loan repayment because she was robbed. In addition, she became ill but she has managed to resume doing business. Thank you for supporting Gertrude and World Vision Micro!
Gertrude used her loan to increase the variety of goods that she sells in her shop. She earned a profit of 150,000 RWF, and now employs four workers.
The loan has allowed her to provide food and clothes for her family. She was also able to buy a cow. Her community has benefited from the jobs she offers, and Gertrude was able to pay school fees for her brother's children.
She would like to thank her donors for giving the loans, and apologizes for being late at times.
Gertrude plans to continue to progress and hopes to renovate her house in the future.
Gertrude has repaid her loan in full. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Gertrude and World Vision Micro!