Total loan: $23,275


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Arua, Northern Region, Uganda / Services

Vincent's loan finished fundraising,
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Vincent's story

Vincent was born in 1985 and is the father of one daughter. His passion to help others drove him into the military, where he is a medical doctor and has served on the front line in Somalia saving the lives of fellow soldiers and civilians. This is the same spirit that is driving him to open up a Jibu franchise in his home town of Arua, where access to safe drinking water is a challenge.

This loan will pay for all the items he needs to get his franchise up and running, including a storefront build-out, staff training, support overhead, and sourcing including shipping and installation of his Jibu water filtration unit.

Jibu is a social enterprise that is pioneering a powerful new model that capitalizes and equips entrepreneurs in emerging market communities to own businesses that ensure access to basic human necessities, with water as an anchor product. The company’s vision is to train, finance, and grow a network of invested business owners like Vincent, who will revolutionize the way critical resources are leveraged to develop essential infrastructure in emerging markets.

You can see Vincent in the first photo. Other photos are customers and employees at Jibu franchises.

Photos by Sandro di Carlo Darsa / Tigre.