Total loan: $5,300


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Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda / Arts

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A loan helped increase products sold in this social enterprise to help women.

Jamie's story

An entrepreneur living in the united states visited Rwanda and was moved by the stories of trafficked women in Rwanda. She was inspired to start Du Hope to provide them with counseling, childcare, spiritual guidance, and social worker services.

To financially empower these women, Jamie started Du hope a business that makes Jewelry and Soaps. The women make beautifully designed necklaces and pendants, bracelets, rings, and more. The women work and get paid on the unit of products made. This helps them provide for their children and improve their standards of living.

The business gets some of the raw materials like kitenge and soaps ingredients in Rwanda, but many others including leather are purchased in Kenya, China, and the USA. Their previous loan helped them purchase more stock to meet the high demand in Rwanda and exported to the USA.

In addition, Jamie did an early repayment, where she closed the loan before 7 months. She is requesting another loan to purchase supplies for fall and spring production. She is motivated and inspired by the hardworking women that give their all to provide quality products.