Total loan: $10,950


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Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda / Manufacturing

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A loan helped to purchase raw materials for her leather goods business.

Bernadette's story

Bernadette runs one of Rwanda's most recognized "Made In Rwanda" leather goods brands, Dokmai. Bernadette and her team of more than 10 employees design and make handbags, wallets and other leather accessories. Housed in one of Rwanda's luxury hotels, Bernadette sells her items to locals and tourists alike.

Because raw leather inputs aren't found in Rwanda at the quantity and quality that Bernadette needs, she must import in bulk from the region. To prepare for the summer high season, Bernadette is requesting a loan so that she can purchase more raw materials.

Bernadette has been running her business since 2014, and she has steadily grown her market each year. She is poised to take her company to the next level, but needs some help to do so.