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Greetings from Claudine Icyimanizanye, a 27-year-old single woman in Gasabo District in Kigali city. She has one child aged 1 year old.

Claudine owns a shop in the Kimironko sector where she sells different kinds of things; she has one full-time employee to help her in running her business. Claudine has 2 years experience in this business. She starts working anywhere from 6:00am to 7:00am and makes a monthly profit of approximately US $100. Claudine intends to extend her business through this loan and hopes to reinvest the increased profits in her business.

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More information about this loan

This loan helps low-income entrepreneurs in Rwanda grow their businesses and, ultimately, to support their families. These loans typically serve very poor and rural clients and particularly women, who often lack access to the traditional collateral needed for a loan. VFC serves these entrepreneurs through both individual and group loans and provides them with financial education and tools for them to save money for the future. By supporting this loan, you are helping Rwandan entrepreneurs build the means to support their families and improve their lives.

About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company, soon to be known as Vision Fund Rwanda (VFR), is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision and is one of the largest microfinance institutions serving rural underprivileged communities in Rwanda, many of which do not have access to formal financial services.

VFC serves people and communities that are economically productive but low-income, especially in very rural areas. This includes small business owners and salary earners who are looking for opportunities to provide better lives for their families and a promising future for their children.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,230,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 568.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Claudine expanding the business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2009
May 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2010