A loan of $900 helped to purchase some additional goods to sell.


Chantal's story

Chantal is 27 years old and is married with two children aged 1 and 4 years old. She lives in the Kayonza district approximately an hour and a half drive from Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. It is in this district where Chantal has had a shop selling a variety of goods since 2002 as the photo indicates. Chantal starts her business at 5 a.m. and finishes at 9 p.m. every day.

Chantal is requesting her first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of expanding her shop through purchasing some additional goods for sale. She hopes that this will attract more customers to her shop as there seems to be demand for these items she plans to purchase.

If successful, any profits from this strategy Chantal will use to build a more secure future for her children.



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