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Alexis

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Kirehe, Eastern Province, Rwanda / Food

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A loan helped to increase the inventory of fresh grain.


Alexis's story

Alexis is a refugee living in the Mahama refugee camp. He came to Rwanda as a refugee after violence back home.

He started a grain shop that had items like wheat, sorghum and maize. He started the business to help support his wife and three children.

The business has clients that buy in large quantities to sell in their small grocery shops. The previous loan helped him buy fresh grain and seed products in bulk.

As a way to give back to the community, Alexis has hired three fellow refugees to help him run the business.

He is requesting another loan to increase the inventory of fresh grain because of high demand at the market.