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Evariste is 46 years old. He is married with five children aged between 3 and 18 years old. Evariste's wife is a farmer. Both of them work for the development of their family. Evariste is a serious man in his business and works hard to gain more interest from his business. Normally Evariste sells different kinds of products such as plastic shoes, soaps, other cosmetic products and so forth. This is his second successful year in business. His small shop is open from 6 in the morning to 8 in the evening every day.

Evariste is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand his business by purchasing more products. This loan will be important for him because he will be able to attract more customers by satisfying their demands. With this loan, Evariste believes he will obtain more profit, which he will reinvest in his business.

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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
  • 17
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,715,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.9
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Evariste to buy more products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010