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Ferdinand was born in 1970 and is married, without children. Ferdinand is a businessman; he does not have another member in his family who works, so he works hard in order to develop his business as well as the family. Ferdinand declares that his business is well-known as well as organized; he employs two people as helpers in his business. This is his fourth year of successful operation in business. The hours of his business are from 7 in the morning to 7 in the evening every day except on Sunday.

Ferdinand is now requesting a loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand his business through purchasing more foodstuffs which will allow him to attract more customers and earn more profit which will help him to sort out his family problems and business problems

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
  • 17
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,715,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 581.1
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Ferdinand expanding his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011