Total loan: $25,000


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Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda / Construction

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A loan helped To supply construction materials for a vocational training program.

Alexis's story

Alexis is turing into a very promising business man. With his last Kiva loan, Alexis successfully secured a large automotive client, allowing him to open a shop. His plan was to hire two graduates from a local automotive vocational school as apprentices, which he still plans to do once they graduate in June. The loan from Kiva was Alexis' only hope to get his business in a position to grow, and with the loan he has been able to do so with very early success. Thank you. Given the professionalism and expediency that Alexis was able to deliver supplies to his automotive client, Alexis has been approached by an automotive vocational training school to provide construction materials as they expand their school. This school is a project of Rwanda's Workforce Development Authority and funded by the World Bank. As a main supplier, this would give Alexis a prime opportunity to be recognized by much larger and more influential companies. The success of this would really set him on a path for massive expansion. Alexis has been given a temporary order to supply the first round of construction supplies for the school. Once he has proven that he has the capacity to complete such large orders, they will grant him the full 12-month contract. Alexis needs a short-term loan of $25,000 so that he can meet his first order on time. We know he can do it. Alexis continually impresses us with his professionalism and strategic planning. And, AEC has been with him along the way so that he can reach his dreams.