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Providence is 23 years old, and she is married with two children. Providence owns a shop where she sells a variety of goods as her picture indicates. Providence has owned this shop since 2009 and the business hours are from 6 am to 6 pm every day.

Providence needs to request a Kiva loan via Vision Finance Company. With this loan, she will purchase a variety of foodstuffs such as rice, sugar, cooking oil and some pastries for sale. As these foodstuffs are highly demanded by a large number of her customers, she really hopes that her revenue will increase and she also hopes that the lifestyle of her family will also improve.

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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
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,423,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 585.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Providence a variety of foodstuffs such as rice, sugar, cooking oil and some pastries for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 22, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011