Total loan: $28,325


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Bugarama, Western Province, Rwanda / Services

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A loan helped to provide clean drinking water access and employment in Western Rwanda.

Mwajabu's story

Mwajabu was born in 1978, and she is a married mother of two beautiful girls and two handsome boys. Her passion is to help people get good quality and safe products, which is what she was doing in Rwanda Standards Board where she was in charge of making sure food industries comply with quality and safety standards requirements.

She realized that safe drinking water was a problem in rural areas, and she wanted to do something about it. From her own words she said, "Jibu is a business opportunity that is meeting my Vision. Jibu management has decided to continue the journey with me where it gave me an opportunity to open a franchise in Bugarama, Western province, there was no other water treatment system that can give people affordable safe drinking water.”

This loan will pay for all the items she needs to get her franchise up and running, including a storefront build-out, staff training, support overhead, and sourcing including shipping and installation of her 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 Mwajabu, who will revolutionize the way critical resources are leveraged to develop essential infrastructure in emerging markets.