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Emmanuel is 46 years old and married, and he has 7 children. Emmanuel lives in Burera, a region of Ruhengeri in the Northern Province of Rwanda. Here, Emmanuel is a taxi driver, and this is his 10th successful year in this profession. Emmanuel starts his job at 5:00 AM and works until late in the evening hours every day except Sunday.

After 10 years in driving a taxi, Emmanuel has an idea of selling the needed spare parts for a taxi so that he can make profits om addition to what he gets from driving. To achieve this, he is requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, he hopes to earn more profits which, in turn, will allow him to continue taking care of his family and building a secure future for them.

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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
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 571.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Emmanuel additional taxi spare parts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2010