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Vestine is from Rwanda. She needs a loan of $250 to purchase a sewing machine.
Vestine is a resident of Nemba, Rwanda who sews for a living to support her family. With a loan from World Vision she will be able to buy her own sewing machine to help her run her business more effectively and bring in more profits.
With the new sewing machine Vestine will be able to expand her business through the opportunity to build a greater client base and complete orders in a more timely manner. This will increase her profits significantly and allow her to better support her family.
Vestine plans to use her additional profits to improve her family's living conditions and daily consumption, as well as pay for her two children's school fees. She also hopes to get medical insurance for her entire family.
In areas where the poor live alongside the more affluent, businesses in the service sector can be very successful. Services include flower cultivation, tailoring/sewing, transportation, repair work, beauty salons and barber shops, and restaurants. Loans are needed to begin, expand, or sustain business with tools and supplies. Loans given to entrepreneurs in the service sector account for around 7% 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.
Vestine used her loan to purchase a new sewing machine. This has enabled her to grow her business.
She is making her loan payments on time. And she is providing more nutritional food for her family.
Thank you for supporting Vestine and World Vision Micro!
With the addition of a sewing machine, Vestine's clothing and tailoring business has grown and is generating a profit. She is paying her two children's school fees, providing more nutritious food for her family as well as healthcare. Vestine is grateful for the opportunity to improve her family's life.
Her loan is paid in full. These funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in her community. Thank you for supporting Vestine and World Vision Micro!