A loan of $1,550 helps to purchase more inventory for his shop.


Charles's story

Charles is an entrepreneur living in Rwanda after fleeing violence in Burundi. Since 2017, Charles has steadily grown his business, which provides much-needed support to his family.

With his first loan, Charles was able to increase the quality of his products and also hired one fellow refugee to help him run the business. Charles was able to successfully repay the loan and now would like another one to increase the inventory for his grocery business to meet the increasing demand of his customers.


This loan is special because:

It helps refugees launch businesses to rebuild their lives.

Rachel Lewis, Kiva staff

Rachel Lewis
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.