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Anastasie M. has requested a 500,000 Rwandan franc (FRW) loan to help her expand her business. She is 42 years old, and the married mother of three children. She sells non-alcoholic beverages in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, and has been in the business for four years. She currently makes a monthly profit of 200,000 FRW. This is her first loan, with which she hopes to expand her product offering.

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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
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 568.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Anastasie to expand her product offering.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010