A loan of $900 helped to buy a fridge for his store.


Benon's story

Benon is 29 years old, is married with two children, and takes care of two dependents. Both the children and dependents are aged between 4 and 8 years old. Benon and his family live in the Rwamagana district, which is approximately a one-and-a-half hour drive from Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

For the past two years, Benon has been in the business of selling packed foodstuffs that include soft drinks, cheese, sardines, etc.. He employs one person as an assistant in his daily business activities and the working hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Benon is requesting his first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company to purchase a fridge to be used in keeping his products safe and for a longer period. With these new funds, he hopes to provide quality goods to his customers and thus satisfy their needs.

Benon also plans to save a portion of his profits earned, and reinvest the rest in his business expansion. In addition, he will be getting more food for his family.



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