Total loan: $2,425

Shirubute Muhinzi Group

Byumba, Northern Province, Rwanda / Food

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A loan helped to expand his small shop to pay for his children’s school fees and food for his family.

Shirubute Muhinzi Group's story

Francois is 32 years old and is married. He has three children aged 4 to 8, all three of whom go to school. As the group leader for SHIRUBUTE MUHINZI, he appears in this photo as the person showing a passbook.

Francois has been in a potato business for 7 years. He is taking out a loan to buy more potatoes and beans and hopes that, as a result of this loan, he’ll be able to increase his business profits so that he can expand his business. This is Francois’s second loan cycle with VisionFund Rwanda. With this loan, he hopes his family’s life will improve by purchasing more potatoes.