Total loan: $1,575


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Kirehe, Eastern Province, Rwanda / Clothing

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A loan helped to diversify the products offered in the shop.

Gato's story

Gato started his shop in rural Rwanda with his savings of $100. Today, his business is worth more than $2,000, and he's become an employer to others in his community. With this loan of 2,000,000 RWF, Gato is poised to take a big leap forward: creating a better livelihood for himself, his wife, and his two children. With a capital infusion in the form of this Kiva loan, Gato will be able to diversify his offerings at his shop. He is an experienced business owner, who has also offered collateral for this loan, which gives great confidence that he will not only be able to put these funds to good use but also that it will be leveraged for a big leap forward.