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Elivanie is 30 years old, married with 4 children with ages between 5 and 12 years old. Elivanie lives in the Gicumbi district which is approximately one hour drive from Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. Since 2007, Elivanie has owned a shop selling some household items as her photo indicates I mean Household items such as Margarine, Sugar,Thermos, Radio, Handbags.

Elivanie is requesting her first loan from Kiva Lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her shop through purchasing more items such as thermos, radio, Handbags and some other needed household items for sale, which, she hopes,will attract more customers as well as increase her sales and profits. As she builds her business, Elivanie will continue to provide more and better food for her children and build a secure future for them.

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.

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

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,573,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 568.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Elivanie's Group's $1,075 loan helped a member household items such asMargarine, Sugar,Thermos, Radio, Handbags,....
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 16, 2010