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N. is 27 years old, single, and he sells a variety of goods in his shop. Those goods are rice, drinks, water, body lotions, soaps, etc. He has been in this business for about one year. N.’s shop is open from 6 am to 9 pm every day.

N. is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to satisfy the demand of his customers through purchasing a large quantity of foodstuffs like rice, beans, peas, wheat, Irish potatoes, etc. With these additional foodstuffs for sale, N. will hopefully earn more profits which in turn will allow him to start saving and reinvesting in some other sources of income in various business areas.

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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
  • 4
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,509,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 583.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Ngendahimana a large quantity of foodstuffs like rice, beans, peas, wheat, Irish potatoes, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011