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Total loan: $225

Esther

Gicumbi, Eastern Province, Rwanda / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more new products requested by customers.


Esther's story

Esther is a successful borrower in the Gihembe refugee camp, and has come back to seek a second round of lending to grow her business even further.

Since her last loan, much has changed for Esther and her small grocery store in a Rwandan refugee camp. When Kiva supporters funded her first loan last November, Esther was just growing her products to keep the shelves full. Today, she not only regularly sells her stock, but now seeks to expand her product line to bring more options to the community of shoppers in her neighborhood. Now, as a mom of two, Esther takes care of her entire family with her shop.