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Alice is from Rwanda. She needs a loan of $1,025 to purchase sugar, rice, and beans.
Alice sells food in her local community of Maraba, Rwanda.
She plans to use her loan from World Vision to purchase more inventory to sell, such as: sugar, rice, beans. She would like to increase her inventory so that she can grow her business and create jobs in her community.
Alice will use her profits to pay school fees so that her child can get an education.
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 Maraba is situated in a chain of high mountains in southern Rwanda, along a highway leading to Rusizi district. Most families depend on agriculture for income, though production is low as a result of poor farming techniques. Food shortages and malnutrition are constant concerns. The region is home to three trading centers, and arts and crafts are increasing economic opportunities.
The community’s 13 primary schools struggle with overcrowding and a lack of resources. Dropout rates are high. The region is home to only one health center, and knowledge of preventive health practices is low. Common diseases include malaria, HIV and AIDS, respiratory infections, and waterborne diseases. Fewer than one-third of residents have access to clean, drinkable water.
In Maraba, World Vision is working to improve incomes and food security by providing agricultural assistance and training. We are also helping to ensure maintenance of educational facilities, with the overall goal of increasing school enrollment.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Alice Uwingabire to expand her food and grocery business.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $1,025 by buying sugar, rice, and beans.
Alice has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $32 in the Maraba ADP.
In addition to repaying her loan, Alice is using additional income to pay school fees and purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Alice's 1 child continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Alice and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Alice Uwingabire to improve her food and grocery business.
Alice has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Alice has used her additional income to pay school fees and purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Alice's 1 child continues to study in school.
The loan Alice received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Alice hopes to add employees and expand the current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Alice and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.