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Chantal is 47 years old and married with five children. Chantal’s husband is a driver and Chantal herself is a businesswoman. Both of them work for their family profit. Chantal owns a small business selling various styles of clothes in her living place. She employs one person from her community as a helper and the hours of her business are ten hours per day except on Saturday. This is her sixth year of successful business operation.

Chantal is now requesting a second loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business by purchasing bales of clothes. This loan will allow her to attract more customers, which will help her earn more profit. With this profit, Chantal will be able to renovate her house and save money for her future.

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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
  • 579.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Chantal to buy bales of clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011