A loan of $1,025 helped purchase of a sewing machine.

Emmanuel's story

Emmanuel B. is a tailor in Gisenyi. He is married and has one child who is two months old. He is going to use his loan to buy a sewing maching for his workshop. His strategy for expanding his business is to increase his technical equipment and to recruit staff. He is planning to find his own commercial premises for his business and he will teach other people his trade. This business will allow him to look after his family and pay his children's school fees. Emmanuel is also raising three cows and five goats in Nyapatare.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras

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