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Therese is 46 years old and married with four children. Therese makes a living by selling different styles of clothes. The business hours are from 8 am to 5 pm every day. She has been in this business for about 15 years.

Therese needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company s.a. With this loan, Therese will hopefully increase her sales as well as profits. These profits will allow her to keep reinvesting for better financial stability in the future. In addition, she will start saving for a better future for her family.

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
  • 12
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 582.2
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Therese to buy different styles of clothes for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2010
Sep 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011