A loan of $1,875 helped a member to purchase additional used clothes for sale.


C4353 Abishyizehamwe Group's story

Bertine is 28 years old and is married with five children. She lives in Kimironko, located in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. Bertine's business is located in the busy and popular Kimironko Market. Bertine is the president of a group called Abishyizehamwe. This is the group's third successful year in the business of selling secondhand and gently-worn clothing. The hours of their business require that they work from early in the morning until late in the evening depending upon customer traffic on any given day. The members of this group, after having the idea of improving their business and increasing their sales, are requesting their first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, these members plan to carefully source and then purchase various different and attractive styles of used clothes. This new variety in their offering will hopefully attract more customers as well as earn more profit for Abishyizehamwe. With this profit, they will reinvest in their business so that in the future, loans are not necessary. They will be able to rely on equity and cash-on-hand. Also, they all plan and hope to continue taking care of their families.

In this group: Bertine, Odette, Didace , Donata, Julienne, Emerthe , Jean Nepo
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