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Didace is 51 years old and is married with four children. He owns a public secretariat shop where he operates the business of photocopying, typing via the use of a computer, etc. He has been operating this business for about four years and the hours of his business are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

Didace needs to request a Kiva loan with the purpose of purchasing some additional equipment like a scanner, one more computer, and a new, modern photocopying machine. With this additional equipment, he hopes to earn more profits which, in turn, will allow him to increase the size of his business through attracting a larger number of customers.

If the number of his customers keeps increasing, Didace hopes to create some other sources of income as well as creating jobs for the people in his community.

Additional Information

About Vision Finance Company s.a – Rwanda (VFC)

Vision Finance Company (VFC) was Kiva's first partner in Rwanda. Established in 1999, VFC is an affiliate of World Vision International. Since its founding, VFC has been committed to alleviating poverty in Rwanda by ensuring that poor people have access to credit to support business initiatives that will improve their life circumstances.

VFC has a broad set of products and services, offering Community Banking services for self-selected groups of 10-30 borrowers, Solidarity Group services for more experienced groups of entrepreneurs, and Individual Loans for customers who already have a small established business. Vision Finance is also among the very few financial institutions targeting farmers and providing agricultural credit options in Rwanda, where access to credit is critical to the success of agricultural enterprises.

About Rwanda

  • $1,000
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $13,326,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 574.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Didace to purchase additional equipment like a scanner, one more computer, and a new, modern photocopying machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2010
Apr 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011