A loan helped to provide clean drinking water access and employment in Eastern Rwanda.

Mary's story

Mary is a 23 year old who graduated last year in Finance. Her dream was to start her own business, take risks and not rely on a monthly salary. In the search for a business to start, her target was to start a business that makes an impact in the community. Her mother was a Jibu reseller at that moment and she saw how Jibu is changing people’s welfare, and how water is an essential product. This is why she decided to work with her mother and make a difference in her community.
This loan will pay for all the items she needs to get her franchise up and running, including a storefront build-out, staff training, support overhead, and sourcing including shipping and installation of her Jibu water filtration unit.
Jibu is a social enterprise that is pioneering a powerful new model that capitalizes and equips entrepreneurs in emerging market communities to own businesses that ensure access to basic human necessities, with water as an anchor product. The company’s vision is to train, finance, and grow a network of invested business owners like Mary, who will revolutionize the way critical resources are leveraged to develop essential infrastructure in emerging markets.

This loan is special because:

It helps entrepreneurs start their own clean water business.

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