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Adelphine is from Rwanda. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $675 to purchase more groceries.
Adelphine lives in Gakenke, Rwanda and runs a small grocery store. She sometimes has difficulty earning enough income to restock her grocery store.
Adelphine will use her loan from World Vision to purchase more vegetables, fruits, cooking oil, small fish and other groceries to be sold to her customers. She will reinvest the profits from her sales into her business so that it continues to grow. Adelphine hopes that she will also be able to improve her family's living conditions.
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.
Adelphine has a business selling a bananas, pineapple, sugar etc. After receiving the loan, Adelphine was able to increase her business by purchasing even more sugar, salt, Irish potatoes, Green banana, pineapple and different cooking oils.
With the profits she earned, Adelphine was able to buy enough food for her family and save money for building her own home. She would like to give thanks for the help she was given in expanding and improving her business.
Thank you for supporting Adelphine and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Adelphine Kayitesi to improve her grocery business.
Adelphine has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Adelphine has used her additional income to purchase food for the animals and purchase food for the family and purchase equipment. Adelphine's 3 children continue to study in school.
The loan Adelphine received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Adelphine hopes to add employees and start a new business.
Thank you for your support of Adelphine and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.