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Esther Muhongerwa

City: Nyanza Country: Rwanda Loan Use: To buy different kinds of fruits.
Loan Term: 16 Date Posted: February 07, 2017 First Repayment: January 25, 2017
Opportunity International Client Esther Muhongerwa

Esther is a young entrepreneur who lives in Nyanza, Rwanda where she has run a fruit stand for several years. She sells a wide variety of fresh fruits from a stall at the local market to earn a living, but despite all her hard work, she has struggled to sustain both her business and her family. Esther was determined to improve her business, she didn’t have the capital she needed to invest in its growth so she could better provide for her family.

Esther found the solution to her business troubles when her friend encouraged her to join Opportunity International. She received valuable financial training and a loan, which she used to purchase stock for her fruit stand in bulk at lower prices. By expanding the selection and amount of fruit available at her stand, she has been able to meet more of her neighbors’ needs, sell to more customers and increase her profits, giving her the income she needs to support her family and give them a better quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do entrepreneurs become Opportunity International loan clients?

Opportunity International conducts interviews with prospective clients to get a better understanding of their situation, so we can construct a loan that’s tailored to their needs and capabilities.

If I help fund a loan, should I expect to be paid back?

When you help to fund a loan, you are making a donation to Opportunity International. When those funds are repaid by the client, the funds remain in the country where the original client’s loan was disbursed, so that it can help fund more loans. Your initial gift continues to have an impact after the first loan is repaid.