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Pacifique was born in 1978 and is married with 3 children; the first born is 12 years old, the second is 9, and the last one is one year old. Pacifique takes care of one dependent who is a member of her family. Pacifique owns a small business selling various styles of clothes for men and women. This business is known and organized and she can employ one person as a helper so that her business runs smoothly. This is her second year of successful operation in business. The hours of her business are from 7 in the morning to 6 in the morning every day except on Saturday.

Pacifique is now requesting her first loan from Kiva lenders via Vision Finance Company in order to expand her business through purchasing the bales of clothes. Once this expansion is reached, Pacifique will be able to earn more profit.

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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
  • 3
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,580,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 584.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Pacifique expanding her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011