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Greetings from Kigali-Rwanda,

Bernadette M. is 30 years old, she is married and she has three children, with the ages: 9, 5, 2,and she takes care of 1 independent who is 37 years old.

Bernadette has been selling different kinds of shoes since 2006 working from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM and employs one person. She gets a monthly profit of 300,000 RWF.

Bernadette is requesting her first loan of 500,000 RWF from Vision Finance Company s.a.
The purpose of this new loan is to expand her business through purchasing more shoes.

Through accessing this new loan, Bernadette hopes to help her husband to build their own house and save for the future of her family.

Additional Information

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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 564.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Bernadette shoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 18, 2009
Aug 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010