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Gorette is from Rwanda. She needs a loan of $350 to purchase a greater variety of styles of clothing .
Gorette Mukakarangwa lives in Nyamagabe, Rwanda and has one child. She has been selling clothes for a long time but the high transport cost of purchasing her goods to sell is preventing her from making a better profit.
The loan money will be used to purchase a higher quantity of goods at a cheaper rate. With the better profits she will keep reinvesting in her business until she becomes a wholesaler. The addedd income will provide her family with a better quality of life.
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 rural community of Nyamagabe is among the most densely populated regions in Rwanda. A large percentage of residents live in poverty, struggling to survive on poor harvests. The community suffers from an acute water shortage and poor hygiene, which lead to waterborne illnesses and diseases such as malaria and worms.
The majority of homes have roofs made of iron sheets or tiles, though some are simply thatched with grass.
Many children in child-headed households live in old, collapsing shelters that do not have lockable doors or windows. The community’s 13 primary and three secondary schools suffer from high dropout rates, as many children cannot afford school fees. Families in this region are still suffering the effects of the 1990s’ genocide that left many orphans and widows in its wake.
In order to improve livelihoods and create a sustainable future for families in Nyamagabe, World Vision is providing school supplies and constructing classrooms; building homes for orphans and vulnerable children; increasing income-generating opportunities through agricultural training and assistance; constructing water tanks; and providing HIV and AIDS care and support.
Gorette invested her loan in her clothing business to sell she has been blessed with profit from her store.
Gorette has been repaying her loan on time.
The high cost of transportation and other expenses are the greatest challenges that Gorette faces.
She is very thankful to have received a loan.
Gorette invested her loan in her clothing business and her business has grown. Her well-being has improved. She is grateful to have received the loan and has repaid the loan in full.
These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in Gorette's community. Thank you for supporting Gorette and World Vision Micro!