A loan of $875 helped purchasing more shoes for sale.

Akimana's story

H. is 34 years old and married. She cares for three children, ages 1, 11 and 13. H. and her family live in the Kicukiro District, in the capital of Rwanda.

H. works as businesswoman, as does her husband. H. owns a small shop where she sells different kinds of shoes in the Kigali. Her husband has a small restaurant. They both work to support their family. H.'s business is actually very organized and well-known. It requires two employees to run her her business. H. has two years of experience. The hours of her shop are from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM every day except on the weekend.

H. is requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company to expand her business by purchasing more and different styles of shoes, especially shoes for children. With the profits she plans to earn, H. will be able to get all of the basic needs of her family, save money for her family, especially for her children, build her own house, and reinvest in her business.

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