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M. Solange is 31 years old. She is married and she has five children aged 18, 16, 14, 12 and 10.

Solange owns a small shop where she sells cold drinks such as Fanta and beer. She has ten years experience in her business and she works everyday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. She earns a monthly profit is 150,000 Rwf.

Solange is requesting her first loan of 500,000 Rwf from Vision Finance Company. With the extra profits from this loan she hopes to expand her business, get more food for her family and pay school fees of her children.

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
  • 10
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 564.6
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Solange to purchase more products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010