Total loan: $5,800

Urumuri Group

, , Rwanda / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy more secondhand inventory such as skirts, trousers, t-shirts, etc. to sell to her community.

Urumuri Group's story

Solange is a 32-year-old, married mother of three children. She works hard to support her family and to provide them with a better life. For the past nine years, Solange has sold secondhand clothes, which is used by the local community to wear from their homes. In the photo, she is the one raising up her hand and wearing a red dress.

Every morning Solange opens her shop at 8 a.m. and works tirelessly until her daily supply is sold. While she has built up a local clientele, the profits from her business are not enough to cover the cost of living for her family. Solange is requesting a loan from VisionFund Rwanda Company, via Kiva. She has used the previous loans from VFR to increase her inventory and make repairs to her shop. With this loan, Solange hopes to expand her business in several ways. She would like to continue to increase her secondhand inventory, as well as build a supply shed for inventory storage.

She hopes this will allow her to increase her profits, eventually leading her toward sustainability. With the profits earned from this loan, Solange hopes to pay for the school fees for her children, as well as provide her family with clothes and household items. In the long-term, she hopes to expand her business to other areas of the city, as well as provide other products to her clients.