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Total loan: $875


Kirehe, Eastern Province, Rwanda / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more food and supplies for his shop.

Thierry's story

Thierry runs a general store and neighboring salon in a Rwandan refugee camp. He is originally from Burundi, but he left as a refugee and came to Rwanda due to political instabilities.

The business he started in Rwanda has helped him support his family by providing them with basic needs. We think of Thierry as the definition of a hard-working refugee who is looking to get his life back on track.

Thierry used his first Kiva loan to buy popular items that were in high demand at the market. He used the second loan to buy new products and to expand his salon. He is requesting a third loan as working capital to buy in bulk from a cheaper source, which will increase his profits and keep him on track for more growth.