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Total loan: $14,675

Lauren

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda / Wholesale

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A loan helped To purchase a refrigerated truck.


Lauren's story

In 2015, Lauren launched Get It, a food and grocery delivery service. To add convenience and efficiency, Get It built a mobile and web technology platform that enabled customers to text orders and within 24 hours the groceries would appear at their door. Over the past year and a half, Get It has grown into Rwanda's largest food safe distributors. They have 35 employees, of which 95% are Rwandan. In addition, they work with 25 farms and 40 dry goods suppliers. Get It's current customers are individual households, local restaurants, and hotels. Get It is also certified in international food safety standards, and thus ensures the highest quality of care for all of their customers. Get It is growing quickly, and needs financing to purchase a refrigerated truck. For large orders of fresh produce and meat, Get It currently rents a refrigerated truck as needed. This is costing them significantly more in delivery expenses, and often the rental truck is unavailable, causing delays. By purchasing a refrigerated truck, Get It will save money, and they will be able to increase their capacity for delivering large orders. AEC has worked with Get It since launch and believes it is one of the most impressive social enterprises in Rwanda. Get It truly knows their customers and works hard to protect their suppliers. Lauren is truly committed to Rwanda and building a successful enterprise that contributes to the country's economic development. Thanks for considering this impactful loan.