A loan helped to purchase fabric and equipment for her events management company.


Christella's story

Christella is a passionate mother of three. In 2013, Christella started an events management business and she has built a strong reputation in her community for professional and well designed events.

Christella's business is profitable and is poised to grow. Currently, Christella rents the equipment (tents, chairs, tables, projectors, and clothes) she uses for her events. Now, Christella is requesting support that would allow her to purchase those assets.

Christella is like many of AEC's entrepreneurs--passionate, committed, and driven. Unlike many others, Christella is also a refugee. Fleeing neighboring Burundi, Christella set up her business to support her family. Because of her refugee status, Christella has few options when it comes to accessing financing to help her business grow.

Christella is an ambitious and highly motivated entrepreneur and based on her attitudes and her abilities, Christella will undoubtedly continue to progress and excel. AEC is pleased to support her.


This loan is special because:

It helps refugees launch businesses to rebuild their lives.



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