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C8687 Duharanirekujyambere Group
In this Group: Nyiransabimana, Nyiramategeko, Izerimana, Nyirransabimana, Nyirahabimana, Maniraguha , Mukarwego, Uwimana
Uwimana F. is 43 years old and married with 8 children, aged 2 through 21 years old. Together they live in the Rubavu district in Gisenyi province, near Kigali.

Uwimana's business employs 7 other people in her community and has been in existence since 1999, making this her 10 year anniversary of successful operation! The hours of her successful retail banana business are from 8AM - 5PM daily. She serves locals and passers-by delicious, fresh bananas and for this she projects a monthly profit of 40,000 RWF (approximately US$ 80). This loan will help her to buy more inventory and get better pricing which will help her to become more profitable and efficient.

This is Uwimana's second loan from VFC and her previous loan was repaid in full and on time. She is grateful to VFC and Kiva for their support of her business.

Additional Information

About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company (VFC) was Kiva's first partner in Rwanda. Established in 1999, VFC is an affiliate of World Vision International. Since its founding, VFC has been committed to alleviating poverty in Rwanda by ensuring that poor people have access to credit to support business initiatives that will improve their life circumstances.

VFC has a broad set of products and services, offering Community Banking services for self-selected groups of 10-30 borrowers, Solidarity Group services for more experienced groups of entrepreneurs, and Individual Loans for customers who already have a small established business. Vision Finance is also among the very few financial institutions targeting farmers and providing agricultural credit options in Rwanda, where access to credit is critical to the success of agricultural enterprises.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Rwanda

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 50
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $12,343,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 566.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD