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Aristide is 28 years old and he is still single. He makes a living by selling a variety of goods. This is his third successful year in the business. Aristide runs his business from 6 am to 8 pm every day.

Aristide needs to expand his shop by adding a variety of foodstuffs: mainly sugar, rice, beans, Irish potatoes, etc. These additional goods will hopefully allow him to earn more profits than before. If this plan is successful, Aristide will continue to reinvest in his business and build a secure future for his business.

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
  • 10
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 586.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Aristide to buy a variety of goods including cosmetics and some other goods for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2010
Jun 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011