A loan of $875 helped to buy additional goods including cosmetics.

Donathile's story

Donathile is 24 years old and is an unmarried mother with one child. She lives in Ruramba, a region of Nyaruguru situated in the Southern Province of Rwanda.

Donathile was originally a farmer before thinking on how she could start a small business so that her life situation could be improved. She thought of starting to sell a variety of goods in a shop and this is her third successful year in this business. Her shop is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

Donathile, after these three years of experience, now has so many customers that she can’t even satisfy them. To end this, she needs to request a Kiva loan which will allow her to add a variety of requested goods such as beans, rice, sugar, etc. With this loan, she is planning to increase her sales and she hopes that her profits will also increase.

With these profits, Donathile will reinvest a portion in her business with the purpose of keeping her business sustainable.

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