Total loan: $7,375


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Musanze, Northern Province, Rwanda / Manufacturing

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A loan helped To purchase a fabrication machine so that he can make all of the inputs for his construction projects in house.

Sabin's story

Sabin is one of the best welders in Northern Rwanda. He has been running his shop for more than 15 years, and is known for providing quality craftsmanship and customer service. There are several new hydroelectric powers being built where Sabin is from in Musanze District, and he has positioned himself as the primary local welder on many of these products. Sabin is in a perfect position to drastically expand his business, but he needs one new machine to handle the demand: a horizontal metal lathe. A loan from Kiva would allow Sabin to purchase this machine, making him the second person to own such a machine in all of Rwanda. In addition, Sabin is one of African Entrepreneur Collective's most active entrepreneurs. Since he is a more experienced welder, Sabin voluntarily mentors some of AEC's younger welders, helping them make strategic decisions and grow their own welding businesses.