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Vestine
Vestine is 40 years old and married with four children who are between 4 and 19 years old. Vestine owns a shop where she sells a variety of goods which include rice, sugar, salt, etc. She also sells drinks and some other goods (as shown in the picture). She has been in this business for about three years. The business hours are from 6 am to 9 pm every day.

Vestine needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, Vestine will purchase a large quantity of foodstuffs. She hopes to earn more profits which, in turn, will allow her to keep reinvesting in her business for better financial stability.

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
  • 46
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,329,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 584.8
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Vestine to purchase a large quantity of foodstuffs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 20, 2010
Listed
Sep 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2011