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Violette is 32 years old and is married with three children aged between 4 and 17 years. She also takes care of one dependent from another family. She lives in the Nyarugenge district in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

Violette has been in the retail shop business for the past three years and employs one person in this business as a helper. The hours of her business are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day except Sunday.

Violette is requesting her first loan from Kiva lenders Via Vision Finance Company in order to purchase additional items like cosmetic products. With this expansion, she believes she will earn more profits that will allow her to save money for building a secure future for her family and be able to continue paying school fees for her children.

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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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 566.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Violette to purchase more cosmetics products for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010