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Oliva is 40 years old and is married with four children aged 1, 6, 8 and 10 years old.

Oliva struggles in selling soft drinks, pastries (cakes) and boiled eggs. She has an experience of five years in this business and the hours of her business are from the morning hours until late in the evening.

Oliva, after realizing that her clientele was increasing day by day to the extent that she is not able to meet their demand, needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company s.a. She really hopes that it will allow her to to expand her business a lot through adding more drinks and pastries.

With these additional goods, Oliva will hopefully earn more profits and these profits will allow her to continue taking care of her family and start saving for a better business future.

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
  • 2
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,573,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 589.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Oliva to buy a variety of drinks and some pastries as well as boiled eggs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2010
Jul 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011