A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase some additional foodstuffs.

Dative's story

Dative is 37 years old and is married with four children aged between 1 and 9 years. She lives in the Rwamagana district approximately one hour and half drive from Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. It is in this area where she has owned a shop selling foodstuffs since 2005, working from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

Dative realized that her profit is still too low to expand meaningfully and she believes that a small amount of additional capital would change that for her. For that reason she is requesting her first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company to purchase some additional foodstuffs. This will enable her to attract new customers and increase her sales and (hopefully) profits as well.

With the continued success of her business, Dative will be able to continue paying school fees for her children and will be able to build a secure future for them.

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