A loan of $3,600 helps to buy sugar, salt, cooking oil, rice and beans.


Francois's story

Greetings from Rwanda!

This is Francois, an entrepreneur who owns a shop in his community. Francois is 38 years old. He is married with five children, aged between two and 12 years.

Francois requested a loan for the purpose of increasing his business to meet customer demand in his community. He will use the loan to buy sugar, salt, cooking oil, rice and beans. With the profit from the loan, he would like to expand his business and increase his savings. He thanks you for your support,


This loan is special because:

It provides training, savings accounts and loans to Rwandan entrepreneurs unserved by the formal banking sector.

Rachel Lewis, Kiva staff

Rachel Lewis
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.