A loan of $675 helped to buy more inventory and have sufficient stocks of merchandise for sale.


Asthere's story

Asthere is 37 years old, is married, and has five young children, four of whom are attending school already (the youngest one hasn’t reach school age yet), she is very kind and popular among her neighbors and locals of the juru-bugesera community.

For the past three years, Asthere has owned a small retail shop selling rice, beans, sugar, vegetables, soaps, and other basic goods without an employee--because she is a hard-working woman she can handle all these duties alone, Asthere is aiming for the expansion of her business, but she is constantly challenged with the lack of capital. So she is requesting this loan to have sufficient capital, buy more inventory, and have sufficient stocks of merchandise for sale.

The profits generated by this loan will be saved and utilized to pay for her children's school fee and medical insurance. This is her fourth loan cycle with Visionfiund Rwanda. Consequently, Asthere is sincerely grateful towards Kiva lenders for allowing her this loan so that she can expand her business and improve her family's living conditions.


This loan is special because:

It supports female entrepreneurs helping to rebuild Rwanda's economy.



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