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James U. is 33 years old and is married with three children aged between 1 and 8 years old. He lives in Rubavu district, West Province, Rwanda. He employs one person in his business and operates every day from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m..

James has been in the business of selling goats for three years. Before that he was doing agriculture activities and could not afford enough food for his children.

With this new loan, James will purchase more goats and, with the profits he hopes to earn, James will be able to continue paying school fees for his children and expand his business by purchasing more goats. He also hopes to save money for the future.

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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
  • 40
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,198,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 568.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped James to buy more goats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2009
Oct 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2010