A loan of $900 helped expanding the business.


Ernestine's story

Greetings from N. Ernestine in the Gasabo District of Kigali city, the capital of Rwanda. N. Ernestine is 46 years old and married with six children.


This entrepreneur holds a space in the Nyabugogo market, where she sells many kinds of clothes, especially bed covers, blankets and bed sheets. Ernestine has one full-time worker to help with running the business smoothly. She has been doing the same business for 26 years. This entrepreneur opens her business at 6 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. and earns approximately 300,000Rwf per month (about $550).


Ernestine is expecting to expand her business and is requesting a loan worth 500,000Rwf from VISION FINANCE COMPANY s.a., Kiva's partner. This loan will be repaid over a term of eight months on a monthly basis.



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