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Farida U. is 29 years old, married with 3 children ages 6,8 and 12. Farida lives in the Musanze district of Ruhengeli in a northern province of Rwanda. Here, she owns a shop selling small fish (called “Indagara”) from Lake Kivu which is in the western part of Rwanda. She has worked in this business since 1999 and she employs four people from her community. Her business is open from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening seven days per week.

Farida is requesting her seventh loan from Vision Finance Company so that she can continue to access credit in order to increase her business through buying more Indagara/fish.

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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
  • 3
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 567.5
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Farida for purchasing more small fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 21, 2010