A loan helped to purchase supplies in bulk that will last longer in case the pandemic persists and movement restrictions are enforced.


Emmanuel's story

In 2015, Emmanuel invested in farming when he used his 12 hectares of marshland in Kamonyi District in Rwanda to grow paddy rice, which is a popular staple food in the country. His main goal was to take part in the production of made-in-Rwanda exports and provide jobs to people in his hometown.

He has since become one of the biggest and reliable suppliers of paddy rice in Kamonyi. He has hired four permanent staff and 200 casual staff (seasonally) to work in the paddy fields.

The previous loan to Emmanuel helped him purchase two large grain silos to store the paddy rice and sell it to local processors. He was also able to hire two permanent staff to work.

Just like many other businesses, the pandemic affected his business. Seeds, supplies, and pesticides were not delivered on time to help run the farming operations smoothly.

With this loan request, he would like to purchase supplies in bulk that will last longer in case the pandemic persists and movement restrictions are enforced. In addition, this loan will also enable him to pay the staff who work in the fields.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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