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Jean Paul is from Rwanda. He needs a loan of $525 to purchase lotion,soap and cooking oil.
Jean Paul is a shop owner in Mataba, Rwanda where he sells a variety of goods.
He will use his loan from World Vision to stock his shelves with inventory such as sugar, rice, cooking oil, soaps and lotions. He would also like to increase variety of the items he sells in his store, as well as keep his shelves fully stocked.
Jean Paul is confident that the loan will improve the quality of life for his family by helping him meet their needs.
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.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Jean Paul Nkundineza to expand his grocery store. After receiving the loan from World Vision, he invested the $525 by buying lotion,soap and cooking oil to sell in his shop.
Jean Paul has been repaying his loan on time with his new profits. He makes weekly payments of $16 in the Nyarutovu ADP.
In addition to repaying his loan, Jean Paul is using additional income to purchase food for the family and provide healthcare and purchase equipment. Jean Paul's 1 child continues to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Jean Paul and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Jean Paul Nkundineza.
Jean Paul has now repaid his loan in full. In addition to repaying his loan, Jean Paul has used his additional income to purchase food for the animals and purchase fertilizer and provide healthcare. Jean Paul's 1 child continues to study in school.
The loan Jean Paul received helped his business expand and the profits he is now earning create lasting improvements in his life. In the future Jean Paul hopes to add employees and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Jean Paul and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.