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J. Uwimpeta is 28 years old, is married, and she takes care of two orphans, 21 and 18 years old.

J. has owned a hardware shop for the past two years, working eleven hours a day, though the items to sell are still few.

After realizing that she has few items in her hardware shop, she is requesting her first loan from Vision Finance Company to purchase more items to sell.

Through accessing this new loan, J. plans to help her husband buy a house and help her two orphans attend university.

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
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 567.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Uwimpeta to buy more inventory for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2009
Oct 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2010