A loan of $900 helped to purchase additional travel bags and accessories to sell.


Helena's story

Helena is 28 years old and is married with four children aged between 1 and 7 years. She and her family live in Musanze, which is approximately two hours drive from Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. Helena has been a proven entrepreneur, selling travel items for the past ten years. She employs three people in her business who work from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Sunday. Helena is requesting her first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase more travel bags and accessories for the purpose of expanding her business. With this expansion, she hopes to meet the growing demand for travel bags and to attract more customers to her shop. If this strategy is successful, she will earn more profit which she will reinvest in her business and be better able to provide for her family and loved ones.



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