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Samuel is 21 years old, is single, and he lives in the Northern Province of Rwanda, approximately two hours drive from the capital city of Kigali. His village is called Gakenke.

Samuel is a farmer of fruit. He is now requesting his first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand his business and satisfy his customers needs. He has an experience of five years in this field and starts his business activities from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day except on weekends.

After accessing this loan, Samuel will be able to change his business situation, which will allow him to earn more profits. With the extra profits, Samuel expects to get married.

By the way, Samuel has the will to succeed in his business, which is proof that he will progress in his activities.

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.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,509,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 570.7
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Samuel to invest in expanding his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2010