A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy new equipment for his salon.

C4707 Intwari Group's story

Elisa is 22 years old and is single. He is the representative of a group called "Intwari" in the local language. Elisa is the first person on the left, with his hand raised.

Elisa has a beauty salon in Kigali which attracts many working-class clients. He has been in this business for one year. His beauty salon is well organized; he is open from 8am until 7pm every day and employs three people to help him. One of the challenges in his business is not having enough equipment in the hair salon, especially for women clients.

Elisa and his group have requested a loan from a Kiva lender in order to purchase new equipment for Elisa's beauty salon. With this profit, Elisa will reinvest in his business and save for his family.

In this group: Elisa, Marie Louise, Christine, Emmanuel, Antoine
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