A loan of $1,500 helped a member more bananas for resale.

C8687 Duharanirekujyambere Group's story

Uwimana F. is 43 years old and married with 8 children, aged 2 through 21 years old. Together they live in the Rubavu district in Gisenyi province, near Kigali.

Uwimana's business employs 7 other people in her community and has been in existence since 1999, making this her 10 year anniversary of successful operation! The hours of her successful retail banana business are from 8AM - 5PM daily. She serves locals and passers-by delicious, fresh bananas and for this she projects a monthly profit of 40,000 RWF (approximately US$ 80). This loan will help her to buy more inventory and get better pricing which will help her to become more profitable and efficient.

This is Uwimana's second loan from VFC and her previous loan was repaid in full and on time. She is grateful to VFC and Kiva for their support of her business.

In this group: Nyiransabimana, Nyiramategeko, Izerimana, Nyirransabimana, Nyirahabimana, Maniraguha, Mukarwego, Uwimana

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