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C2691 Amizero Group
In this Group: Chantal, Gerardine, Angele, Jean Pierre
Chantal is the group representative of a group composed of four people who have different kinds of business.

Chantal is 28 years old and is married with two children who are twins, seven years old. She also takes care of three dependents from her family, aged between 8 and 12. This big family lives in the Eastern Province of Rwanda, approximately two hours drive from Kigali, the capital city.

Chantal is a self-employed businesswoman selling foodstuffs such as rice, beans, flour, etc. She has been in this business for seven years and works from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day except Sunday.

Chantal is requesting her first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to reinvest in her business. She will use the loan to purchase more quantities of foodstuffs which will allow her to attract more customers.

If this strategy is successful Chantal will be able to earn more profits which will help her to achieve her family goals to save money for her future and pay school fees for her children and her dependents.

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
  • 17
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,715,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 570.3
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of C2691 Amizero Group's $1,425 loan helped a member to purchase more foodstuffs for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 15, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 21, 2010