A loan of $775 helped a member buy wheel rims and brake linings for retail sale.

Abishyizehamwe Group's story

Emmanuel N. was born in 1976 in the Muhima neighborhood of the district of Nyarugenge in the province of Kigali, Rwanda's capital. He is married with two children. He sells auto parts in the Gatsata neighborhood, and is a member of the Abishyizehamwe cooperative group. The group has three members; he is in the middle in the photo.

He finished primary school. With his loan he plans to buy brake linings, turn signals, and wheel rims. Customers for these items rapidly deplete his stock and he needs to buy and sell many items. His savings will allow him to pay his wife's enrollment fee (she is studying social sciences in her fifth year of secondary school). He hopes to buy his own house -- he rents now -- and to assure his family's future.

In this group: Emmanuel, Jean Bosco, Zainabu

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Michael Briggs

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