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Lea is from Rwanda. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $275 to purchase more sorghum to produce a local beverage.
Lea sells a local drink made of sorghum in Mataba, Rwanda. Her biggest challenge right now is getting enough capital to properly run her business. Therefore, she applied for a loan from World Vision for the opportunity to acquire more sorghum.
The increased sales from the additional sorghum purchased will give Lea the profits she needs to further expand her business. With enough growth, she hopes to be able to offer jobs to others in her community.
Lea wants to bring in greater earnings so she can better provide for her two children. In addition to improving their living conditions and increasing their daily consumption, she hopes to make enough to get medical insurance for her family.
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.
Lea used her loan to purchase more sorghum to produce a local beverage. She sells more drinks now and is earning a profit. Lea is making her loan payments on time.
Thank you for supporting the small business loan for Lea Nyiramugisha to improve her food and grocery business. She invested her loan of $275 by buying more sorghum to produce a local beverage.
Lea has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Lea has used her additional income to pay for her children's school fees, purchase food for the family, and provide healthcare. Lea's 2 children continue to study in school.
The loan Lea received helped her business expand and the profits she is now earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Lea hopes to add employees and continue sending her children children to school.
Thank you for your support of Lea and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.