A loan of $900 helped a variety of goods including new clothes and some iftems used for cooking.

Faustin's story

Faustin is 40 years old, married, and takes care of one dependent who is 35 years of age. Faustin lives in the Musanze district which is approximately 2 hours' drive from Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. Faustin is a relatively new entrepreneur; he has owned his small shop selling a wide variety of goods including new clothes and some items used in in cooking since 2007, working from 7 AM to 6 PM every day.

Faustin struggles to make a profit each month and believes that he does not carry enough variety of attractive goods. To this end, a small amount of additional capital would help his business to grow in a meaningful way, he believes. For that reason, he is requesting his first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company to purchase these additional goods such as attractive dishes so that he may attract more and different customers and increase his sales in the process. If his notion to expand his product offering is successful, Faustin will be able to build his business and a more secure future for his family.

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