Total loan: $27,450
Ruhango, Southern Province, Rwanda / Services
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A loan helped to provide clean drinking water access and employment.
Monique is a mother of three daughters, 7 year old twins and a 3 year old. Monique and her husband Aimable have always wanted to start their own business, because they need to be able to support their family financially. It wasn't easy for them, since the husband was the only one working. As a team they decided to work with Jibu and open a franchise in the Southern Province. Monique says she wants to work hard, make sure people get access to safe drinking water and help children who are suffering from malnutrition with the Jibu porridge. With the profit they get, she hopes to build their own family house. 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 Monique, who will revolutionize the way critical resources are leveraged to develop essential infrastructure in emerging markets.