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Emmanuel is from Rwanda. He needs a loan of $525 to stock his store with foodstuffs, e.g., cooking oil.
Emmanuel Nzeyimana, a dad of four, has offered a variety of products at his store since 2004. You can help World Vision lend Emmanuel the funds he needs to buy cooking oil to meet demand.
Emmanuel hopes he can earn his four children’s school fees, and enough to buy food for the family, while offering a convenient nearby location for his neighbors to shop.
Emmanuel is 28 years old, married with four children. He lives in Mudasomwa/Southern Province. His house is constructed by trees with tiles on the roof.
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.
Mudasomwa is a densely populated rural community in Rwanda. Families in this area grow crops such as sorghum, sweet potatoes, beans, and bananas. Soil quality is poor, and many families keep livestock simply to have manure to use as fertilizer.
Some homes have roofs made of iron sheets or tiles, while others are simply thatched with grass. Widows and children often live in homes with damaged walls and leaking roofs. Many children in this community live alone or care for younger siblings and are unable to attend school. Insufficient diets, unclean water, and lack of sanitary toilets and sinks increase the prevalence of diseases, including malaria, worms, and malnutrition. Health facilities in the area do not have enough supplies or staff to adequately serve the community.
World Vision is working to improve life for community members in Mudasomwa by providing vocational training, school supplies, healthcare, health education, food assistance, seeds and fertilizers, livestock, and water tanks.
Emanuel used his loan from World Vision to expand his shop. Specifically, he purchased womens' clothing, high-quality shoes, and mens' suits to sell. He would like to continue expanding his business, so that he can better provide for his family. He says, 'Time is money!' and believes in working hard so he can build his business.
Emmanuel's business has expanded and he employs two people. The condition of his life has changed because he has been able to get whatever he needs for his family.
He is thankful to all donors for their contribution and may God bless them. His goal is to keep on working hard.
Emmanuel has repaid his loan in full. These loan funds are now available to help another worthy entrepreneur in his community. Thank you for supporting Emmanuel and World Vision Micro!