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Claire

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KARONGI, Western Province, Rwanda / Food

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A loan helped to buy more inventory for her shop.


Claire's story

Claire is a refugee, mother of two and business owner. She has a track record of success. Since she opened her pub in the camp, it's gained a good reputation and grew to add staple foods with high demand in the camp.

It all started in 1996 when Claire and her family fled violence in the Congo. After resettling in one of Rwanda's refugee camps, Claire quickly started her business to provide for her family.

After participating in AEC’s business training program, focused on improving financial management and increasing sales, Claire is requesting a loan to grow her business even more.

This loan will help her add more products to the pub business, offering her community more options and giving her the opportunity to build a better life for her family by growing her business.