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A loan of $950 helped increase business capital.


Murorunkwere's story

Murorunkwere S. Emerthe was born in 1963 and lives in Kimisagara. Murorunkwere was married in 1993, but her husband was killed one year later. She has three children and is in charge of two orphans. She began her business in 1996 taking a small amount of money from Nyarugenge money lenders (20,000RWF). She started selling crops. At the end of 1997, she had saved 450,000RWF. She started a new business going to Kampala to buy clothes and selling them in a small shop. She has been able to build a house with value of five million RWF.

She is requesting a loan of 500,890 RWF to increase her capital and expects to go to Dar-es-Salaam to purchase additional stock.



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