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Henriette is 33 years old and married with 3 children who are 3, 4, and 6 years old. Henriette is commonly known in the business of selling clothes for women and this is her 3rd successful year in this business. The hours of her business are from 7 am until late in the evening.

Henriette is now requesting a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through purchasing additional styles of clothes for sale. With this loan, Henriette will hopefully earn more profits and these profits will allow her to keep reinvesting for better financial stability.

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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
  • 581.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Henriette different styles of women's clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2010
Jun 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011