As part of Mash’s corporate social responsibility initiative, we provide sustainable loans through KIVA to aid entrepreneurs in developing countries.
For the May Entrepreneur of the month, we have chosen Patricie, from Rwanda. Mash have funded her entire project loan amount through KIVA. Patricie is a 40 year-old Rwandan entrepreneur that owns a hardware store. She has been running her business for seven years .
Patricie is married but her husband is not working. They have three children between the ages of three and 16. The oldest two are in school and she uses the profits from her business to pay for their school fees.
She will use this loan to buy screwdrivers and other hardware supplies that she can sell in her store. She hopes to expand her business so that she can open up another hardware store within the year.
Patricie’s goal is to generate enough profits from her business so that she can save enough money to build a house for herself and her family.
Mash are delighted to be helping Patricie and her family.