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Total loan: $175


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KARONGI, Western Province, Rwanda / Services

Ildephonse's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to increase float for his mobile transactions business.

Ildephonse's story

Ildephonse is a refugee, but more than that, he is single and a business owner. He has a proven track record of success. Since he opened his mobile transactions business, it has gained a good reputation in the camp and has a strong base of loyal customers.

It all started in 1996, when Ildephonse fled the violence in Congo that was due to political instability. After resettling in one of Rwanda's refugee camps, Ildephonse quickly started his business to provide for his family.

After participating in AEC’s business training program focused on improving financial management and increasing sales, Ildephonse requested a loan to increase float and grow his business even more.