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Dancilla M. is 40 years old, a widow with three children, and she takes care of two dependents with ages between 12 and 22 years old. Dancilla lives in Kicukiro district where she has owned a shop selling a mixed style of women’s shoes for the past eighteen years. Her business is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

Dancilla is requesting her first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company for the purpose of expanding her business through adding men’s shoes for sale in her business. She hopes that the savings from additional profits that are not reinvested will allow her to take care of her children, including her two dependents, through paying school fees and providing more food for them.

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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
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 565.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Dancilla to buy men's shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 3, 2009
Nov 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010